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Harlequin Ladybird (3 distinct color forms)

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

From the Wiki link: "Harmonia axyridis is a "typical" coccinellid beetle in shape and structure, being domed and having a "smooth" transition between its elytra (wing coverings), pronotum, and head. It occurs in three main color forms: red or orange with black spots (known as form succinea); black with four red spots (form spectabilis); and black with two red spots (form conspicua). However, numerous other forms have also been recorded, particularly in the native range. The beetle is typically large for a coccinellid (5.5–8.5 mm long) and even more dome-shaped than native European species. These characteristics distinguish H. axyridis from native species in the UK."

Habitat:

Wide range of vegetation, known as a pest for "tender fruits and grapes" (Wiki source).

Notes:

From the Wiki: "Life cycle: mating, eggs, five larval stages, pupa and newly emerged adult"

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충청북도 (Chungcheongbuk-do), Republic of Korea

Spotted on Aug 31, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014

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