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Asian Ladybug Beetle
Asian Ladybug Beetle (Harmonia axyridis: Coccinellidae) 5.5-8.8 mm long. Introduced species.
Habitat
Post Oak Savannah vegetation area. Post oak/yaupon dominated upland, garden area around the nature center at ca. 88 m (269 ft) elevation.
Location
Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
May 2024
Scientific name
Harmonia axyridis
Equipment used
Canon
excellent portrait of this lovely little beetle, Stanley, beautifully composed, love it, many tfs!!
 
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Is it a harmless introduction, or does it cause problems Stanley?

A terrific picture my friend - very well done.
 
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Is it a harmless introduction, or does it cause problems Stanley?

A terrific picture my friend - very well done.
They were brought in to control aphids which they did. They adapted too well to our environement and proliferated, inn areas which gets cold in the US, most, they seek shelter in winter in peoples attics (by the thousands). They then creep into peoples houses and cover their walls. Some people are allergic to their waste which can be significant when there are thousands of them. Stanley
 

Media information

Category
Invertebrates
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
129
Comment count
9

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
100.0 mm
Exposure time
1/1250 second(s)
ISO
3200
Filename
Asian Ladybug Beetle, Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos County.jpg
File size
736.1 KB
Date taken
Thu, 30 May 2024 2:05 PM
Dimensions
1920px x 1613px

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