Harlequin Ladybird Eggs and Larvae Harmonia axyridis

Harlequin Ladybird larva
Harlequin Ladybird larva
The Harlequin Ladybird larva is an alien-looking insect with orange or salmon-pink markings on its black back and upright tufts or spikes of orange and black.
Harlequin Ladybird larva
Harlequin Ladybird larvae
Harlequin Ladybird larva and pupa
More alien larvae
Harlequin ladybird egg
Harlequin ladybird eggs
Harlequin ladybird eggs
The female Harlequin lays groups of several oval, yellow eggs
Harlequin ladybird hatchling
Harlequin ladybird hatchling and eggs
Harlequin ladybird hatched
This tiny devilish-looking creature is a Harlequin hatchling that has just emerged from its egg
Harlequin Ladybird larva with aphid
Harlequin Ladybird larva with aphids
Harlequin Ladybird larva with aphids
They grow rapidly with a ravenous appetite for aphids
Harlequin Ladybird larva
Harlequin Ladybird larva
Harlequin Ladybird larva
They will also eat larvae of other ladybirds if aphids aren't readily available, particularly the smaller 2-spot Ladybird which shares the same habitat and is also out-competed for aphids.
Harlequin Ladybird larva ready to pupate
Harlequin Ladybird larva pupating with 2-spot
Harlequin Ladybird larva pupating with 2-spot
Larva preparing to pupate, with Harlequin pupa (above left) and smaller 2-spot pupa (above centre and right).