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Melanistic Two-Spotted Ladybug

Adalia bipunctata v. quadripustulata

Description:

This is a melanistic form of the Two-Spot Ladybug. It can be distinguished from the black variant of Harmonia axyridis by its smaller size and two white dots between the eyes. This four-spotted, quadripustulata, form is the most common melanic variant.

Habitat:

Urban house rosemary plant.

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5 Comments

injica
injica 8 years ago

As they wrote there qadrimaculata, add this and than everything will be clear

misako
misako 8 years ago

@injica: it is definitely adalia bipunctata.
For your review:
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/24...

http://www.google.com/search?q=melanisti...

injica
injica 8 years ago

Definitely not Adalia bipunctata, it is always red, there is no such thing as melanistic for of it, btw it has 4 and not 2 spots and bipunctata means 2 spotted, howevet it is and asian ladybird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harmon...

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you keithp2012!

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

Cool!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012

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