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Harmonia axyridis


Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae.


Known variously as ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India and Malta) or ladybugs (originating in North America, spread through media to many other parts of the world).


When they need to use a common name, entomologists widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles, as these insects are not true bugs. Lesser-used names include God's cow, ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly.

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Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 9 years ago

If I were you, I would frame this photo! Very nice =)

great begining Ruby,beautiful photo,congrats,thanks for sharing and welcome to Project Noah

harsuame 9 years ago

Bella toma::

Jeannette 9 years ago

Great shots :)

Ruby Rausch
Ruby Rausch 9 years ago

Thank you all guys !!!

KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful images! This is an Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis), an introduced species in Europe
Welcome to the Community Ruby!

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

So lovely! A lady bug beautifully captured!

Tyann 9 years ago

incredible photos! makes a standard ladybug seem much more stylish :)

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Domaso, LOM, Italy

Spotted on Nov 5, 2012
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