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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle, Huntley Meadows Park, VA
Close-up of a multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) on a purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) leaf, Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia. Originally introduced as a biocontrol agent for aphids and scales, this lady beetle is now considered a nuisance species in some areas due to its habit of hibernating in houses and its ability to outcompete native insect predators.
- © 2010 Whimbrel Nature Photography / Elijah Goodwin
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