Harlequin ladybird

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.

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Harlequin ladybird under bark hibernating

Quick facts

Common name: Harlequin ladybird
Latin name: Harmonia axyridis
Distribution: Arrived in UK in 2004, now widespread 
Food: Aphids and other insects  

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