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Asian lady beetle

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

The multicolored Asian lady beetle looks very similar to other lady beetles but is generally larger, about 1/3-inch long. Orange elytra without spots, with a characteristic black 'M'-shaped marking behind its head.

Habitat:

Spotted at Central Park - New York. It is native to eastern Asia, but has been artificially introduced to North America and Europe to control aphids and scale insects.

Notes:

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Coccinelloidea Family: Coccinellidae

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JordiPrats
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JordiPrats

New York, New York, United States

Spotted on Jun 6, 2020
Submitted on Jun 6, 2020

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