David Element

Wildlife Photography

and Digital Video Images

_ Beetles 16 - Ladybirds 5 - Harlequin Ladybirds

 

 

      

 

 HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD Harmonia axyridis succinea (TYPICAL 19-SPOT FORM)

 

               

 

                  HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD Harmonia axyridis succinea

 

         

 

  HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD Harmonia axyridis forms conspicua and spectabilis

 

           

 

 HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD Harmonia axyridis forms succinea and spectabilis

 

           

 

     HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD Harmonia axyridis (LARVA, PRE-PUPAE AND PUPA)

 

         

 

                           HARLEQUIN LADYBIRD Harmonia axyridis (PUPAE)

 

NOMENCLATURE OF COLOUR FORMS:

The "19-spots" even when they have zero or twenty-five spots are succinea; the four- (or 6-) spot melanics are spectabilis and the 2-spot melanics are conspicua. (courtesy of Paul Mabbott)

 

 

And for further information see: http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/Research/Majerus/ladybirdindex.htm

Sadly Professor Mike Majerus died in January 2009. Fitting tributes to this distinguished geneticist, entomologist and talented communicator may be found at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2009020603 and http://www.gen.cam.ac.uk/About/News/mikespage.html.

 

 

 

There is also a new general ladybird survey web-site at: http://www.ladybird-survey.org for records of other species.

 

 

 

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