Lady beetle larva - Day 8, 4th instar - Harmonia axyridis
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 2, 2009
Size: 9 mm
Fourth instar - dorsolateral tubercules on first five abdominal segments orange, with orange "body" color of 2nd-5th segments extending slightly past them. On first segment, body color extends to central tubercules, which are completely orange. Central tubercules on 4th and 5th segments completely orange.
Plant: Lady's thumb/smartweed (Polygonum or Persicaria sp., taxonomy unclear)
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