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Harmonia Ladybugs:


Asian or Southern (Harmonia axyridis)

No common name (Harmonia dimidata)

No common name (Harmonia quadripunctata)


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Asian Ladybug Larvae

Asian Ladybug (Harmonia axyridis) - Fairly large , yellow-orange lady beetle with black M-shape on head shield up to 19 black spots on wing covers. Another possible identifying feature is one bump on the back of each wing cover. Highly variable species imported from asia which is about 1/8 - 1/4 inch (4.8 to 7.5 mm) long. It is particularly fond of tree (birch, tulip, maple, oak and pecan) aphids. It has an annoying habitat of hibernating in buildings which causes complaints from home owners. It is recommended that home owners sweep or vacuum them up and move them outside as gently as possible and to seal any cracks to avoid re-entry. Return to Index.

Last edited: 11/22/98 10:49 PM



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