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Harmonia quadripunctata

Harmonia quadripunctata
PLACEHOLDER IMAGE (photographed in Europe)
4th instar

Possible BG Example
Could you take a look at this one:

It seems to have triple spines but was found on Buddleia.

Edit - I see there are other examples in H. axyridis with similar spines. Maybe I am misunderstanding.

Yikes! How common are these critters?
Looks as though I might have to stop throwing out "automatic" H. axyridis IDs. :)

triple-branched spines are the key
Although a late-instar H. axyridis may have a few triple-branched spines, they're generally all double-branched. You can see that this species has primarily triple-branched spines. So H. axyridis larvae are still unique in North America.

Gotcha, thanks.
I'll just have to look more carefully from here on out. :)

apparently not that common
no one posted a single pic from the EEUU yet

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