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Observed: 12th November 2011 By: Baby Robin
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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landed on back of house. there is mixed woodland behind the house, with a road beyond that.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts


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I'm suggesting this due to the rim around the edge of the casing as well as the casing shape which is much rounder than the two-spot. The dark forms of the two spot also (i think) have mostly black head whereas yours appear to have a significant amount of white.

In addition to this the legs of the two-spot are much darker whereas the Harlequin has light brown legs apparent in your picture.

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my book on insects doesnt have harlequins though i'd heard about them. so when i came across this odd ladybird i had to make a best guess.
thankyou for helping me identify it.

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Not a problem, they are highly variable and not native. There is a good bit of web info here if you are interested further: