Intraguild predation between an introduced lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), and a native lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).
They are a species called Harmonia axyridis
, otherwise known as Harlequin ladybirds.
The Harlequin ladybird, also known as Harmonia axyridis
, is a varied species which carries a large range of colours.
In relation to natural enemies, Harmonia axyridis
(Pallas), Cycloneda sanguinea (Linnaeus), Hippodamia convergens Guerin-Meneville (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Orius insidiosus (Say) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae), Proctolaelaps bickleyi Bram and Iphiseiodes zuluagai Denmark & Muma (Acari: Phytoseiidae) were found in inflorescences (Table 1).
Ten years of invasion: Harmonia axyridis
(Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Britain.
Morphological and cytogenetic description of a new species of Parasitylenchus Micoletzky, 1922 (Tylenchida, Allantonematidae) parasitizing Harmonia axyridis
(Pallas, 1773) (Coleopera, Coccinellidae) in Argentina
The harmonia axyridis
species, otherwise known as Harlequin ladybirds, has been described as "the most invasive ladybird on Earth".
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 multicolored Asian ladybird Harmonia axyridis
is a common aphidophagous predator originally distributed in Russia, China, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan .
d c c c R Coleoptera Diabrotica speciosa ma d d d C Astylus quadrilineatus -- ma -- -- -- Astylus variegatus c d d -- -- Cycloneda sanguinea r c d d -- Eriopis conexa d d d c -- Harmonia axyridis
c c -- -- R Olla sp.
(2009) which observed reproductive performance of Harmonia axyridis
(Pallas) when to fed with aphids and moth eggs.