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USB x10 ladybird 26oct2013

Observed: 26th October 2013 By: marksteermarksteer’s reputation in Invertebratesmarksteer’s reputation in Invertebratesmarksteer’s reputation in Invertebrates
USB x10 ladybird 26oct2013
USB x10 26oct2013 2
Description:

Presume Ladybird. Not good on invertebrates!
6mm total length, 4mm width.
2 larger red spots to front (1 in photo), 2 smaller red spots to rear. Rest black.
Photos are with USB microscope x '10'
Near wet scrub mixed woodland but no pine (habitat for E. quadripustulatus).
Any ideas please!!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) interacts

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Ok looks like it. Introduced

Ok looks like it. Introduced species for 'pest control' - aphids in particular. I have specimen that I will submit to local expert for recording.

The more I know the more I realise I don't know