Friday, June 8, 2012

Oriental Tourist.

Best attempt at identification says that this is a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Harmonia axyridis).

She/it was on one of the miniature rose leaves as I was shooting the rose bloom shown in a previous posting.  According to the Bug Guide, it's highly variable in color and pattern.  It was introduced into this country for biological control of aphids.  Its larvae will find good eats on my roses.

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