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Pests or useful predators? (added via Android)

Observed: 20th July 2013 By: johnkanejohnkane’s reputation in Invertebrates
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On my broad beans on my allotment, alongside a few ladybirds, probably feeding on blackfly.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts


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These are the larvae of the Harlequin Ladybird. There is some debate over their relationship with the UK native species but they are bad news for pests.