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Asian Ladybird

 

I was rather surprised to find that this is not the 13 spotted Ladybird, but the Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, which was first found in the UK in 2004 and has been working its way north. This is the variety that commonly invades your house to hibernate for the winter.

Asian Ladybird

 

I was rather surprised to find that this is not the 13 spotted Ladybird, but the Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, which was first found in the UK in 2004 and has been working its way north. This is the variety that commonly invades your house to hibernate for the winter.

comments (7)

Ce sont aussi celles-là  qui détruisent les coccinelles européennes.
Tom Wilson: Oui, alors j'ai compris, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2019, 06:42
Everything changes over time I guess Tom. I wonder how this species first got here, on a boat perhaps?
Tom Wilson: Probably with imported vegetables - or, it may have been introduced as a predator of aphids in greenhouses.
Are they replacing the native varieties?
Tom Wilson: Yes - as Martine notes.
What a sweet find! They are wonderful creatures!
Tom Wilson: But something of a nuisance, since they are driving out the native species!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jun 2019, 21:05
I hope that once BREXIT happens, these foreigners will be less likely.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 9 Jun 2019, 21:28
i've never heard them called lady bird, but always lady bug

by any name, it's so cute
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2019, 02:52
There is much to like here, Tom.

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