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Various colour The adult is highly variable in color and pattern In the east, the elytra (hard shiny wing cases) range from orange to red, with many to no black spots. In the east, the pronotum is usually white with four black spots, which range from small spots to large patches that may blend together to look like a black The larva looks somewhat like a tiny alligator, with mostly black coloration, orange markings and double-branched spines The pupa is an elongated dome shape, usually found attached to a leaf, with the spiky remains of the last larval skin usually clinging to one end. The branched spines of this skin are usually visible
They often congregate in sunlit areas because of the heat available
Thank you for your correction...
I am not sure about the larvae and pupa, but I am sure that this lovely beetle is a Transverse Lady Beetle (or Ladybird). :-) Beautiful capture!
Spotted on Nov 25, 2014
Submitted on Nov 25, 2014