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Asian lady beetle
Coccinellidae
Harmonia axyridis
Type: Insect

Effect: Helper
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Location / Where this Creature is found:

This image of an Asian lady beetle sitting on a grape leaf was taken in Portland, Oregon. According to the Wikipedia page they are "native to eastern Asia from central Siberia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the west, through Russia south to the Himalayas and east to the Pacific coast and Japan, including Korea, Mongolia, China and Taiwan." They have been introduced in other areas of the world such as South America and Africa and are considered a threat to native species in these areas. In North America they help with aphid control.

Description

Adults are 6 mm in lenth. The body is ovate with a dark orange to red color. The number of spots vary in numbers and can be identified by a "m" or "w" - shaped marking on the backs of their heads.

General information about Asian lady beetle :

These insects are beneficial in their native environments and some other parts of the world where they have been introduced because they feed off of soft-bodied insects such as aphids. In other parts of the world they are considered to be a invasive species and are out-competing other insect populations.



Asian lady beetle




Asian lady beetle


Comment: Asian lady beetle

Page Posts: 3

steverino99
steverino99
June 13, 2011
I believe this to be an invasive species. They are almost ubiquitous in some areas of West Central Ohio and not all that popular, either.
Biocentric333
Biocentric333
April 24, 2011
Thanx :-)

tedbenati
tedbenati
March 16, 2011
Beautifull!!

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