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Harlequin ladybird

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

Harmonia axyridis is a "typical" coccinellid beetle in shape and structure, being domed and having a "smooth" transition between its elytra, pronotum, and head. It occurs in three main color forms: red or orange with black spots, black with four red spots and black with two red spots. I found all color forms in rotten tree.

Habitat:

rotten tree, nature park Velebit


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25 Comments

Jopy
Jopy 4 years ago

Haha thanks! Secret: some old stumps can be full of life :)

Tiz
Tiz 4 years ago

Ah Shame! How did I miss this one! Incredible collection! You have to tell me the secret at some point! :D

James McNair
James McNair 4 years ago

Amazing, great pics...thank you

Jopy
Jopy 4 years ago

It was crowded, pretty big spring party :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 4 years ago

Wow, its a party!

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

Thank you, Adarsha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Its like my childhood collection! Nice 1!

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

Thanks, I disturbed them a little :)

Deborah Arief
Deborah Arief 5 years ago

its a cute ladybird family gathering! :D well done

Oh is that so ! really Sad to hear that ! !

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

@Saumya Wanniarachchi, here in Croatia the number of Harlequin ladybirds is enlarged, they are marked as pests and invasive species, they eat larvae of other species of Ladybirds. The number of other Coccinelidae species is increasing....

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

Great, it would be nice to see the black one

Love to see them in numbers ! Here in Sri Lanka the number are declining really fast !

PatriciaPi
PatriciaPi 5 years ago

wow!!

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

Thanks! Yes, in the same spot. The rotten tree broke and they went out, on last picture, I spot them on little part of rotten tree...

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

Nice, but did you find these all in the same spot?

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Beautiful collection.

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

Thanks :)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

cool !!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Very cool!

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

Thanks! I hope I catch all color forms :)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

Thanks! I accidentaly broke dead, rotten tree and found about hundred these ladybirds in almost all forms :)

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 5 years ago

What an assortment!

Croatia

Lat: 44.35, Long: 15.45

Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 15, 2014

Reference

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