The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis became established in the UK in 2004 and is now widespread. This ladybird has many colour forms, some of which can appear similar to native ladybirds.
Latin name: Harmonia axyridis
Distribution: Arrived in UK in 2004, now widespread
Food: Aphids and other insects
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.