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Ladybird eating ladybird

Observed: 22nd July 2012 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder is knowledgeable about Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Brought in to the iSpot tent at the Sandford Meet the Species event. The larva appeared to be eating the pupa, which repeatedly stood on its head, presumably in an attempt to flick off its attacker.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

Comments

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Both the larva and pupa are

Both the larva and pupa are Harlequins - they're pretty cannabalistic

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