Harlequin ladybird (harmonia axyridis)

Harlequin ladybirdA single specimen, capable of moving faster than I could keep it in focus. Not a welcome visitor – they apparently deplete food supplies and predate on indigenous ladybirds. I’ve sent details to http://www.harlequin-survey.org for the record, but I don’t suppose it’s the first (or the last) to be seen in Oxfordshire.
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3 Responses to “Harlequin ladybird (harmonia axyridis)”

  1. Aha! I wish you had the eyes on the ladybird šŸ™‚ The most I have seen are the red ones & its very difficult to focus on the eyes. Especially if you are shooting in broad daylight when they are most active.

    Cheers! Jay
    http://www.journalimage.com/
    http://www.photoduniya.com/

  2. It was too fast for me, but if I see it again I’ll try šŸ™‚

  3. Hi Jay, I found another one (a different variant) and managed to photograph it from the front – see 10 July

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