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Spotted Lady Beetle

Coleomegilla maculata

Description:

The spotted lady beetle is about six millimeters long, more flattened than most species of lady beetle, pink or red with six spots on each wing cover. The thorax is a similar shade of red with two large triangular black patches. The larvae resemble miniature alligators and are dark colored. They have three pairs of legs and grow to about six millimeters long. The eggs are spindle shaped and laid upright in groups near potential prey.

Habitat:

Shore of man-made lake. Pyamtuning Lake, Andover OH, Ashtabula County, USA.


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Ohio, USA

Lat: 41.59, Long: -80.53

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Jul 31, 2013

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