Jeju Gotjawal

Harmonia axyridis 무당벌레

by on Aug.21, 2010, under insects

Form: The length of the body is 5~8mm. The back pattern is difficult to explain because it changes frequently. For normal Harmonia axyridis , the color of the pattern is orange or scarlet. The sides of the front chest is round and white while the center is black.  

Other characters: Harmonia axyridis is natural enemy to aphids. So they are called “living agricultural pesticides”. The female lay eggs on the aphids. In 2~3 weeks, the larva becomes the imago. During Autumn, imagos gather in the decided place. Then they get through winter in group. Harmonia axyridis lives in Korea, China, Siberia and so on.

Where you can see them at “DongBaek” park: the grass.

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