Influence of alternate prey on predation of monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) larvae by the multicolored Asian lady beetle
citri nymphs, such as the Asian lady beetle
, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), and the lady beetle, Cyclonedasanguinea (L.
The one that was seen in large numbers last fall was the nonnative multicoloured Asian lady beetle
At certain times of the year, the multicolored Asian lady beetle
, Harmonia axyridis, comes inside--sometimes in large swarms--to escape the cold.
The beetle is also know as the Harlequin Ladybird or Multi-Coloured Asian Lady Beetle
Asian lady beetle
(Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)) populations in soybean fields were low during 2004 probably due, in large part, to the decreased abundance of soybean aphids.
Originally introduced in the southeastern states as a biological control agent, the multicolored Asian lady beetle
has spread from orchard settings to fields and forests," said Wolff.
The Asian lady beetle
was brought to the United States in 1988 to help reduce native aphid populations that can ruin crops and other types of vegetation.
Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), the multicolored Asian lady beetle
, has become established in southern Canada (Coderre et al.
The multicolored Asian lady beetle
was one of the insect species commonly observed on mung beans, during late summer, 2002.
axyridis, an Asian lady beetle
that now thrives in the United States.
In the spring, it is the time to pest-proof the areas where overwintering pests like cluster flies, brown marmorated stink bugs, box elder bugs and multicolored Asian lady beetles
have used to access structures to be sealed.