looks like a type of ladybug. there is about 5000 species of ladybugs so not sure. if you have ladybugs in your garden, its a good thing since it eats other plant eating insects.
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Ursula 101 (10-Nov-11)
Thanks - i know its a type of ladybug but was wondering if it is the harlequin Ladybug, an alien species.
Also they seem to be eating my plats - very unusual for friendly lady bugs...
Thanks for the help....
Thanks for the site will have a look.
I thin lady bug can help plants. Common Lady bug are pest predator, lady bugs help plants by eating the bugs that attack plant.