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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Harmonia axyridis


Red beetle with black spots and white face.


I thought this was a real ladybug beetle instead of an Asian ladybug but now I'm not sure. I thought it was a true ladybug spotting because it seemed much more red than the Asian beetles I'm used to seeing, and I spotted it at a different time of year than when I'm used to seeing the Asian beetle infestation. I found it crawling on my car in the morning before leaving for work.

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ForestDragon 4 years ago

Asian Lady Beetles are a species of Lady Beetle (or Ladybug) as you said. However, they are not native to North America. They have been intentionally introduced as "pest control" but are now quite invasive.

They are quite variable in coloration but the body shape remains the same. If you follow the link I provided above you should be able to find one that looks like yours.

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 23, 2016
Submitted on Nov 2, 2016

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