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Ladybird, 4.12

Observed: 1st April 2012 By: MethalMethal’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ladybird, 4.12
Description:

A ladybird, obviously, but which species?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

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Size

How big was it please, in mm.

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A Harlequin, form conspicua,

A Harlequin, form conspicua, of mixed parentage - one parent was form conspicua, the other was form succinea. The white ends to the pronotum rule out the Chilocorine species (Pine, Heather & Kidney-spot ladybirds), and the red spots don't touch the edges of the elytra at either the front or sides which rules out the melanic forms of 2-spot and 10-spot

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