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Bugs

Observed: 17th July 2011 By: Bluebells
Plain ladybird?
Plain ladybird? 1
Plain ladybird? 1 2
Plain ladybird? 1 2 3
Description:

Found one 0 spotted ladybird but the rest of shrub was covered in these bugs and one ladybird larvae.
Wondering are these ladybird larvae after the ladybird has hatched?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

Comments

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They're all Harlequins - pics

They're all Harlequins - pics 2 & 3 are pupae (the ladybird is still inside at this point, metamorphosing from a larva to an adult), while the first pic is a fairly newly-emerged adult - looking at the pronotum, I think this one will actually be a melanic (black) individual when the colour develops fully!

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