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.

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

  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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