Before The Ladybird We Have …

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis larvae

… the larvae stage first. This is the Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis). It readily consumes aphids just like the adult beetle does, so is a good friend to have in your garden. I try to resist the urge to use sprays on my roses, as usually, in the end, these little critters come to their rescue.

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis larvae

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis larvae

Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis larvae


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.

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15 thoughts on “Before The Ladybird We Have …

    • Thank you πŸ™‚ Unfortunately it is an invasive species and might well be harming our own bugs, along with other factors such as farming and climate change. I have certainly seen more Harlequin this year.

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  1. Insects and bugs make me very nervous that I cannot explain why… Your posts with them, I believe, are helping me to see them differently…That’s an achievement Pete! Have a great week πŸ™‚

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