Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 3 - Harmonia axyridis
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 27, 2009
Size: 2.9-3.1 mm
First instar - completely black. Lateral view selected to show double-branched "spines" of abdominal tubercules, which are diagnostic for H. axyridis. (They're visible under magnification as early as Day 2, but my camera isn't good enough to show them).
Prey: Chrysanthemum aphid, Macrosiphoniella sanborni.
Plant: Chrysanthemum sp.
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