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Ladybird (3 pics)

Observed: 26th July 2013 By: stephenmidstephenmid’s reputation in Invertebratesstephenmid’s reputation in Invertebratesstephenmid’s reputation in Invertebratesstephenmid’s reputation in Invertebrates
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ladybird
Picture for scale
Description:

Ladybird seen in wild flower grassland in Park

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

Comments

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Size

How big was it please ?

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Size

Have added extra picture for scale. It was small maybe 5mm long.

stephenmid

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ID

Thanks a lot for the ID David Howdon. I also thought that it was too small for a harlequin. Maybe newly hatched?

stephenmid

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Newly hatched

They do not grow as adults, if very fresh it would have pale colouration and possibly no spots, but would not be smaller.