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Pink Spotted Lady Beetle

Coleomegilla maculata lengi

Description:

Pink lady beetle with black spots.

Habitat:

Daylily plant in urban flower garden.

Notes:

The name "Pink Spotted Lady Beetle" doesn't apply to the species Coleomegilla maculata as a whole (well, depending on who you ask), because not all subspecies are pink. The species is usually called the Spotted Lady Beetle. However, this subspecies, C. m. lengi, usually is pink, and I prefer the more descriptive name here.

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3 Comments

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 6 years ago

They are fairly common, and the species is very widespread (eastern North America, Central and South America), but they are sometimes hard to find - they eat plant pollen (along with aphids) and are often hiding inside flowers! I will look at Misako's collection, thanks for the tip :)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Very nice! I've only seen this species once so I'm guess they must be quite rare?
You might like to check out Misako's collection as she has some great shots of of ladybeetles.

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 6 years ago

I would not have put this beetle to the lady beetle species. Thanks for sharing.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.01, Long: -75.13

Spotted on Jul 15, 2009
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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