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Lady beetle on a leave of a plant (Agave sp.). very tiny (more or less 0.5 cm) bugs are a plague of this Agave.
Sure, I will read more about this to find out where the name came from. Thanks :)
In insects you have usually one or more host plants for caterpillars and larvae and you have feeding plants for the adults. So the name might be referred to the host plant of the beetle larva. To might google Coccidellidae and pest and mexico/texas and you might find some more infos about the plant/bug relationship.
Thanks bayucca for the ID bayucca!I don't know much about insects, but I know about plants and I find curious the common and the scientific name of this beetle, because the Agave plant is not a cactus although it looks like one (just a curious data).
Wow! Thank you very much for the data john.lasalle! I thought they were the same thing. Wonderful then!
This is a ladybird beetle (Coccinellidae, perhaps Chilocorus) feeding on armored scale insects (Diaspididae). The scales are pests - the beetle a beneficial.
Lat: 20.64, Long: -103.30
Spotted on Jul 27, 2011 Submitted on Jul 27, 2012