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Harlequin ladybird – Harmonia axyridis

Harlequin ladybird larva feeding on aphids. Harlequin ladybird larvae are black and orange reaching up to about 1cm (½in) in length. They also feed on aphids and other insects. Ladybird larvae all generally have the same elongate body shape and most are black or dark grey. Some have yellow or orange markings, and some have hairs or spikes.

Seen in the gardens of Chiswick House in 2022


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