The Asian ladybird secretes a yellow, bitter poison (hemolymph) when in danger , which significantly reduces the number of its enemies.
|Asian lady beetle|
|The female of the species lays its eggs on plants that are infested by aphids. The larvae slip off after a few days and eat up to 1200 aphids during the two weeks of their development. The larva turns into a pupa on a leaf. After about one week the adult Asian ladybird slip off the pupa.|
At the production of wine the Asian lady beetle can be a problem. The hemolymph of the beetle affects the taste so dramatically, that the wine is unfit to drink.
Asian ladybirds are commonly found in populated areas, where they seek out (often in large numbers) apartments and houses to hibernate , and can thus be a pest.
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|1. ||Asian lady beetle - harlequin lady beetle|
|2. ||Asian lady beetle - Harmonia axyridis|
|3. ||Beetle - Harmonia axyridis - top view|
|4. ||Asian lady beetle|