Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle—Harmonia axyridis

Many species of lady beetles help control agricultural and other pests in the United States. One species, Harmonia axyridis, can become a pest by invading houses in large numbers, although it does no actual damage to humans, pets or structures.

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles
Multicolored Asian lady beetles come in a wide variety of colors.

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles
They enter buildings in the fall searching for overwintering sites.

Multicolored Asian lady beetle larva
Larvae are usually found on plants, their primary food is aphids.

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Identification and Control Information

[Photos, left to right: Bill Ree, Texas A&M University,; Louis Tedders, USDA Agricultural Research Service,; David Cappaert, Michigan State University,]