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Ladybird - Harlequin

Observed: 18th June 2013 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebratesranon.2011’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ladybird - Harlequin
Description:

Not sure how many 'spots' would qualify on this one.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

Comments

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Poss 10-Spot ?

Face and Size would help distingusih betwee the very similar 10 Spot

3.5-4.5 mm 10 Spot versus 6 - 8 mm Harlequin

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This is as much of the

This is as much of the Ladybird that I saw before it scooted off. It was about 8mm long. I counted about 18 spots in total.

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Size

Number of Spots (and variation between number of Melanic Forms ) varies Robert The size is a major differentiater for the 10 Spot hence likely a HL

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Size definitely much larger

Size definitely much larger than a 10 spot, but would have been nice to see one though. Thanks again Colin. Got larva today and trying to differentiate the two that I saw, will put them up later.