Harlequin Lady Beetle

Today I captured a Harlequin Lady Beetle. This Asian Beetle was introduced in 1988 to North America. It was believed to be a natural form of pest control for aphids. Rose growers were delighted. No more pesticides. But the plan turned into a disaster. The Harlequin Lady beetle is now considered an invasive species. In London where it was recently introduced it is wiping out the 46 native species of ladybugs.


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Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences.
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