Lordship Beetles - Harlequin Ladybird Larva

Lordship Beetles - Harlequin Ladybird Larva

Observation - Lordship Beetles - Harlequin Ladybird Larva - UK and Ireland. Description: This is the larva of the Harlequin ladybird, with two adult forms which can be found throughout the park and in gardens. They like to eat aphids, but will also take the larvae of other insects. See below for 'Other Observations' of the adult in some of

This is the larva of the Harlequin ladybird, with two adult forms which can be found throughout the park and in gardens. They like to eat aphids, but will also take the larvae of other insects.

See below for 'Other Observations' of the adult in some of it's many forms. This is an invasive species from Asia which studies show is responsible for the decline in our native species. The Harlequins are much bigger and they out-compete the native ladybirds for food and eat their larvae. For more on this species look here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16916726