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Harmonia conformis

Common Spotted Ladybird at Mulligans Flat

Harmonia conformis at Mulligans Flat - 16 Jan 2021
Harmonia conformis at Mulligans Flat - 16 Jan 2021
Harmonia conformis at Mulligans Flat - 16 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Harmonia conformis 24 Jan 2021 AlisonMilton
Harmonia conformis 21 Jan 2021 michaelb
Unidentified 20 Jan 2021 WindyHen

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At Mulligans Flat. This creature is about 3-5mm long & bobs its tail up and down.

5 comments

tpreston wrote:
   21 Jan 2021
Definately not other invertebrate, id say its an insect.
WindyHen wrote:
   21 Jan 2021
Definitely didn't look like a ladybird, especially the way it bobbed it's back-end up and down. No sign of wings or wing covers. Legs are different and in a different location from a ladybird. What about the three concertina-type lines across the front of its back that close up when it lifts its tail.
rawshorty wrote:
   21 Jan 2021
WindyHen, it is a nymph. I too was shocked when i first saw and photographed one and posted on here for an id and found out it was a Ladybird :)
WindyHen wrote:
   21 Jan 2021
Thanks for the explanation, rawshorty. I have never seen a ladybird nymph that looked like this!
michaelb wrote:
   22 Jan 2021

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 16 Jan 2021 02:40 PM Recorded on
  • WindyHen Recorded by

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  • Grass Associated plant
  • Less than 5mm Animal size

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