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Bi-colored Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis

Bi-colored Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
December 9, 2007
I know there will be skeptics but... This was not photoshopped.

There is another image on www.whatsthatbug.com of this same color scheme taken by a lady in Florida.

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Bi-colored Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis Bi-colored Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis

Orange and Red
About 8 or 9 years ago, I caught a two-tone ladybug in my high school's greenhouse during a horticulture class I was taking. I didn't keep the body when it died, I didn't know anything about how to do that so I got rid of it.
For the record, it was in North Carolina.
I don't recall if it was the same species as is in the photo, but it very well could have been. All I remember is it was two-toned and it had a "W" mark on it.

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed

Color is extremely variable on these.
So are number and arrangement of spots.

 
I have seen...
I have seen many different variations from no spots to 12 spots and elytra from red to orange.

What strikes me as odd about this is each of the elytrum are different colors. I have seen only 1 other picture of this anomaly.

But this whole 'two-tone' thing maybe a lot more common than i am aware of...

 
Aha. Didn't notice that.
Lighting is nice and even, so that's not a factor.