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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (with Aphid)

Harmonia axyridis


This lady beetle had 18 spots on orange elytra, and a characteristic black "M" on the pronotum.


On a sheltered log along the edge of a field.


I'm fairly certain that this lady beetle was hibernating as it was tucked away on a log and was barely moving. Either way, it was being harassed by a very bold aphid that keep poking at and crawling on the beetle. You'd think that this aphid would have some kind of instinct that would warn it not to assault a beetle that snacks on aphids.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Thanks for the update Danièle

DanielePralong 2 years ago

Hi Christine!

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Nov 19, 2017
Submitted on Jan 14, 2018

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