An Adult, the identifying marks are the black spots on the neck that often join to make a 'W'.
Ladybugs making love. Note how the male is so much smaller than the female.
Another view of male and female mating.
The larva stage of the Ladybug that is often sold as 'pest control'.
A mating pair. Note the identifying 4 black marks on the neck. They vary in size and may join to form a 'W'.
Lady-bird Beetle, Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis) who is enjoying a sip of my soda from a tiny splash on my cup ...
A really close view of the Lady-bird Beetle, Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis) ...
Larvae of Harmonia ladybeetle
Are often referred to as the Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle, for their colors and number of spots do vary. Some have no spots!
Five Pupa on Plum tree
This Pupa has shed it's thorny larva skin, it's at the butt end.
Pupa rearing it's head. It's still attached to the leaf.
A mother Asian Lady Beetle
Asian Lady beetle eggs
Hatching Asian Lady Beetle Larva
Asian Lady Beetle Nymph about to emerge as a lady beetle in the next few days
2 more Nymphs about to change into Lady Beetles on the same rose bush
Cluster of hibernating Asian Lady Beetles on a log
Awake and confused in the snow, early March.
Larva stage. These covered a couple of honeysuckle every Spring.
Various stages of transformation.
Harmonia axyridis on Catnip.
Taken on 26th April 2008, Lincoln UK. Crawling on the window outside at night. I noticed the first ones late in 2007, by autumn there was around a dozen on my door and coming inside.
This is a melanic form, not to be mistaken for the melanic 2 spot ladybird where the front red spots touch the sides near the pronotum. Legs and antennae are brown on the Asiatic ladybird.
Very unusual! Each half is different
Harmonia axyridis larva and pupa
The next day: the pupa was consumed by the larva, except its shell.
Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) and future prey.
Larva in July
Harmonia axyridis on Tiny Bee asiatic lily
Mating multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles on Bronze Fennel, Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK., mid Sept.
Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle larva on Bronze Fennel, Woodward Park, Tulsa, OK., mid Sept.