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Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis

Lady Beetle - Harmonia axyridis
Gates, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
March 6, 2010
Size: 4mm
Lady Beetle is Harmonia axyridis - are those eggs on the carapice? Has it been parasitized by something? What? Found on red maple (Acer rubrum).


Moved from Frass.
Let us keep it because of the fungus. See here

Most that I see
have fungus. I have to try hard to find them without fungus.

I have seen only one with fungus in this country. See this healthy crowd in Argentina. It would be nice if the fungus finally controls this invasive non-native species. Go fungus, go.

I've seen fungus just once
In the heat and humidity of Richmond, VA in early August. I've got a photo but didn't post it at the time. I wonder if the climate affects fungus growth?

Moved from ID Request.

Might be a fungus.
See photo/discussion here.

Thanks - didn't notice the "growths" until back in the house ...

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