Asian Ladybird Beetle

I came upon an Asian ladybird beetle (aka multicolored Asian lady beetle or Harmonia axyridis) on the leaf of one of my young blood orange trees. Hopefully, this beneficial insect is enjoying a brief rest and will consider visiting my rose container garden and snack on any aphids trespassers!


There are various ladybird beetles that are common in my small patch of the world so I had to re-count the spots to rule out lookalikes – easy work if you capture its image in a photo, not so much if catch of a glimpse of it as it’s about to fly away!


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