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A two-spotted lady beetle on the leaves of a Mulberry.
The two-spotted lady beetle (Adalia bipunctata) is a carnivorous beetle, feeding
on green fly (also called aphids). The bright red colour warns there enemies (birds)
that they have an awfull taste. These ladybirds can produce an stinky fluid
when attacked. There round shield is a strong defence again attacking insects
.






1 small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Vanessa urticae)
2 large earth bumblebee(Bombus terrestris)
3 seven-spotted lady butterfly (Coccinella septempunctata)
4 ground beetle(Carabus hortensis)
5 The large hover fly (Scaeva pyrastri)
6 Dronefly (Erystalis tenax)
7 Rove beetle(staphylinus caesareus)

1 White Deadnettle (Lamium album)
2 Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense)
3 wild carrot (Daucis carotis)









    The harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis).


    The harlequin ladybird is nowadays the most common ladybird in
    the Netherlands and Belgium. Its origin is in Asia, but has spread
    through the world. The main reason for this that it is a more
    flexible predator then the seven-spot ladybird. Like the other
    ladybirds there preferred food are green fly, but they also attack
    catarpillars and other ladybird.




    The multicolored Asian lady beetle on a leave of Rudbeckia


    And another one, the harlequin ladybird is very variable
    in appearance,








    1Ladybird
    2mid larve of the ladybird (Coccinella)
    3Spanish fly (Lytta vesicatoria)
    4rose chafer (Cetonia aurata)
    5poplar long-horned beetle (Saperda carcharias)
    6Musk beetle (Aromia moschata)
    7Green Tiger Beetle(Cicindela campestris)
    8Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes nasicornis)
    9Golden ground beetle (Carabus auratus)
    10 Malachiidae
    11chafer beetle (rhizotrogus solstitialis)
    12earthworm (Lumbricidae)


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