Harmonia conformis, Aranda, ACT
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Larva of Common Spotted Ladybird
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The Common Spotted Ladybird is a medium sized orange ladybird. It has 23 large black spots on the wing covers. The larvae is black when they hatch and go through four stages of development (instars) before pupating. The larvae have two yellow bands round the abdomen after the second instar.
common in gardens
Both adults and larvae eat small insects such as aphids, scale insects and mites.
Common Spotted Ladybirds lay eggs on food plants. The eggs hatch into carnivorous larvae, then pupate into oval pupae before hatching out as adults.
|Common Name:||Common Spotted Ladybird|
Relatives in same Genus
Tortoise-shelled Ladybird (H. testudinaria)