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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Effects of spinosad and indoxacarb on survival, development and reproduction of the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
If either Harmonia axyridis (multicolored Asian lady beetle) or Coccinella septempunctata (seven-spotted ladybird) are incorporated with the fruit into the processing stream, MPs contained in their haemolymph (the insect equivalent of blood) can produce greenness in the final wine, a fault known as ladybug taint.
The spirea aphid, Aphis citricola van der Goot (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is a major apple tree pest in Chinese apple production areas and often causes serious economic losses; however, a generalist predator, the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is successfully used to control this pest (Qiu et al.
Harmonia axyridis Pallas, 1773, the multicoloured Asian lady beetle (Koch 2003), and Cycloneda sanguinea (Linnaeus, 1763), the ladybugs (Bennett & Gordon 1991), are introduced as a biological control agent that are spreading rapidly throughout Argentina (Saini 2004).
In particular the multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis is an attractive organism for research because of its highly variable red and black coloration and multiple color forms.
Influence of alternate prey on predation of monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) larvae by the multicolored Asian lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
Lucky Lady: Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) resting on a peony bud; Bluff City, Tenn.
Enwau eraill arni yn yr Unol Daleithiau ydi'r 'Asian lady beetle', neu'r 'Japanese ladybug', gan mai o ddwyrain Asia y daeth hon yn wreiddiol.
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.
When the Asian lady beetle was released in the U.S.
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