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 .
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