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Multicolored Asian lady beetle

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

This is a pupa that is physically attached to the leaf at the rear of its body. By raising and lowering itself, it can startle predators into leaving it alone, and if it snaps up and down fast enough, it can actually trap them under itself - pupae been observed to kill ants this way. (Information from a BugGuide contributor)

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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Maria dB
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Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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