Harmonia axyridis

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Harmonia axyridis

(har-mon'e-a ak-sir'id-is)
The scientific name for a small multicolored beetle that may take up residence indoors, esp. during cooler weather. It is an important source of indoor allergies. It is found in the southern U.S. and in many other parts of the world. Synonym: Asian lady beetle; multicolored Asian lady beetle
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Influence of alternate prey on predation of monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) larvae by the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
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 (Harmonia axyridis).
At certain times of the year, the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, comes inside--sometimes in large swarms--to escape the cold.
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.
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.
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