Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Asian ladybeetle

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

The multicolored Asian lady beetle looks very similar to other lady beetles but is generally larger, about 1/3-inch long. This beetle typically has 19 black spots which can vary in appearance from well-defined to no more than faint traces on its wing covers, this specimens seems to have almost 16in with a 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

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

JordiPrats
Spotted by
JordiPrats

Spotted on May 24, 2020
Submitted on May 25, 2020

Related Spottings

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia Tiger Wing Harlequin Ladybird Harlequin ladybird

Nearby Spottings

Hoverfly Hoverfly hoverfly Peony