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Old 14-07-12   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Bug Ident Help - what are these bugs??

Unless they are harlequin ladybirds - Japanese knotweed of the insect world!
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Re: Bug Ident Help - what are these bugs??

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Unless they are harlequin ladybirds - Japanese knotweed of the insect world!
Thanks HCR, i have just been looking at google images for harlequins and found this image



Source: Harlequin Ladybird Survey - home

They certainly bare a resemblance to the ones i found, so does this mean we should we be looking to control these invasive ladybirds to protect our native species?
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