What’s this beetle?
Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 3:58 PM
Unusual beetle found in our home. See attached photo.
Mckinleyville, Humboldt County, California.

Unknown Ladybird

Unknown Ladybird

Hi Curious,
This is a Ladybird Beetle, and we thought it might be the dark form of the Ashy Gray Ladybird Beetle, Olla v-nigrum, but we no longer think that. There are other similarly marked Ladybirds. You can read more about the Ashy Gray Ladybird on BugGuide. Perhaps a reader can correctly identify this species.

The lady beetle is a remarkable variation of the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis.  They just seem to have endless patterns….

Location: California

One Response to Multicolored Asian Ladybird Beetle: Unusual Variation

  1. nedved says:

    Yes, this is the invasive Asian Multicolored Lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis. Hybrid between the melanic morph called conspicua and common red, black-spotted form succinea. And emerged at low temperature.

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