Harlequin Ladybird Beetle

The Harlequin Ladybird Beetle (Harmonia axyridis) is a small insect in the Coccinellidae family of beetles. It is a coccinellid beetle. It is also known as the Multicolored Asian Beetle, the Asian Ladybeetle, the Harlequin Ladybug Beetle, or the Halloween Ladybeetle. 

The Harlequin Ladybird Beetle has many colours and varieties. It is domed with a smooth, oval-shaped body. It has a head, pronotum, and body with elytra (two wing coverings or cases). Its wings are hidden underneath the wing cases. It is usually red or orange with 0-21 black spots, with a dark underside. Extreme forms have a pattern of orange and white irregular-shaped spots on a black body, with white on its head. 

Despite its many colours, it always has six reddish-brown legs. It has black compound eyes. Its antennae are short, light-brown, and slightly thickened at the ends. Its neck shield usually covers the head and has white spots. 

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Asiatic Rhinoceros Beetle

The Asiatic Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) is a small insect in the Scarabaeidae family of scarab beetles. It is also known as the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle or the Coconut Palm Rhinoceros Beetle.

The Asiatic Rhinoceros Beetle is glossy black with a blue-green sheen, and a large horn, like the horn of a rhinoceros. It has black wing cases, called elytra. Each wing case (elytron) is covered with white wax and a number of small nodules or lumps. Its antennae are short. It has spikey hairs on its six legs.

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Unwanted Animals

Unwanted plants are called weeds, obnoxious plants, or invasive species. What are unwanted animals called?

Unwanted animals are called vermin, pests, strays, parasites, or invasive species when they are considered to be harmful or destructive to people, other animals, plants, or crops.

For example, fleas are often referred to as parasitic, and rats are considered to be vermin because both carry disease.

Human-introduced animals in a region, which become harmful to the native species and the ecosystem, such as the goats on Galapagos Island, are called invasive species.

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Common Carp

The Common Carp or European Carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish in lakes and rivers, native to Europe and Asia. It has been introduced to many other countries and is regarded as an invasive species.

The Common Carp has bronze or yellowish scales with serrated dorsal and anal fin spines.

Common Carp can grow to very large sizes with adequate space and nutrients. However, the average size of the Common Carp is around 40–80 centimetres (16-32 inches) long.

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Giant African Land Snail

The Giant African Land Snail (Lissachatina fulica) is a large mollusk in the Achatinidae family.

They are macrophytophagous herbivores, which means that they eat a wide range of plant material, fruit, and vegetables.

The Giant African Land Snail can grow to 7 centimetres (2.8 inches) long. The shell is conical with colours that depend on the snail’s location, diet, and surroundings.

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