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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

Harmonia Axyridis

Description:

16 spots on this one, red body, with convergent white spots on its pronotum.

Habitat:

Yard

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2 Comments

jodydf
jodydf 4 years ago

Thanks again! Your comment prompted me to do some research, and you are absolutely right. We have them down here everywhere now, and they look quite similar to native species. They're causing a big stir with pet owners here, because they attach themselves to the roofs of dogs' mouths and cause serious pain and damage.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Hippodamia convergens has a more oblong body shape and different markings. See here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/8374

Harmonia axyridis is quite variable in color and pattern. The round body shape and color pattern seems to match your beetle a bit closer. :-)

jodydf
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jodydf

Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Feb 2, 2017
Submitted on Feb 2, 2017

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