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Harlequin Beetle Gallery

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Choose from 57 pictures in our Harlequin Beetle collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Harlequin LADYBIRD - with 7-spot ladybird (on left) Featured Harlequin Beetle Print

Harlequin LADYBIRD - with 7-spot ladybird (on left)

Harlequin LADYBIRD - with 7-spot ladybird (on left)
Harmonia axyridis
The Harlequin is a voracious predator and easily out competes our native ladybirds for food. This introduced alien threatens our 46 native ladybird species, as well as many other UK insects, including butterflies and lacewings.
It comes in a range of patterns or colour variations (forms or morph). Originally from Asia, it was probably imported on flowers from Europe.
The Harlequin problem started in North America, where they were thought to be an attractive biological control agent. H. axyridis is still being sold in the USA and continental Europe for pest control.
Its numbers are increasing annually.
Steve Hopkin
Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

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Harlequin beetle Featured Harlequin Beetle Print

Harlequin beetle

Longhorn beetle. View of the upper side of a male harlequin beetle (Acrocinus longimanus), showing its extremely long forelegs. The body of this specimen measures 8cm long. This beetle is one of the largest insect species in the world. Adult insects can grow to 7-8 centimetres in length. It is a severe pest of tree plantations in its native South America. However, it is hoped that it may present some benefit to human health, as it is being investigated as a source of new antifungal drugs


Harlequin ladybird, SEM Featured Harlequin Beetle Print

Harlequin ladybird, SEM

Harlequin ladybird. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis), showing its wings (grey) protruding from underneath its brighly coloured wing casings (black and yellow). Its compound eyes (brown) can be seen either side of its head (upper left). Below the head are its mouthparts. Magnification: x10 when printed 10 centimetres wide