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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

Black mark on the pronotum is shaped like an M or a W depending on which way the bug is facing. This species varies widely in color and spot count, and has many different common names.

Notes:

The white stuff on the back of the one in the first photo is laboulbeniales fungus. Turns out the second one I saw today was the same species, but had faded spots, and was lighter in color. Same pronotum marking, though.

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2 Comments

Shane_S
Shane_S 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID and info! Added a photo of the other one I saw in the same area.

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 8 years ago

The stuff on the back is a Laboulbeniales fungus. You can read more about it here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/278155

Shane_S
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Shane_S

New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2012
Submitted on Jul 13, 2012

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