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Heteroneda billardieri

Description:

testudinate design on a yellow ladybug

Habitat:

coneflower leaf

Notes:

only one was seen in the vicinity

1 Species ID Suggestions

yellow netted ladybeetle
Heteroneda billardieri Crotch yellow netted ladybeetle


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11 Comments

I found your blog Andrea. i hope you don't mind if I shared the link with Zebulon for a similar spotiing - http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/188....

abagillon67
abagillon67 9 years ago

The correct ID for this is Heteroneda billardieri Crotch, i got this from a true entomologist working on this coccinellid, as I am not one.

Hello Andrea. Pls update your ID.

Thanks to Abigail and bayucca. I used this spotting to ID 2 more similar Philippine spottings. Thanks!!

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

:-)!!

abagillon67
abagillon67 10 years ago

At the moment i think it really looks like Heteroneda reticulata, I browsed based on your lead. Thank you so much Abigail and bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Uff!

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 10 years ago

There are too many similar species of Heteroneda for me to choose one...H. reticulata does look the closest, but I'm not an expert in Pacific lady beetles. Good call, bayucca!

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 10 years ago

I believe you have the correct genus, bayucca! And I also don't think it is H. billardieri, it doesn't quite match the pattern, but must be something closely related.

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

I am now very careful with my ladybeetle suggestions, Abigail is watching me ;-)...
What about Heteroneda sp., I now some from Singapore which looks quite similar:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:H...
I don't think it is Billardieri, there is also Reticulata around. Just a very shy hint...

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 10 years ago

This definitely is not Harmonia axyridis (the Harlequin/Japanese/Asian lady beetle). I am researching it now!

AndreaB.Agillon
AndreaB.Agillon 10 years ago

please help identify this

AndreaB.Agillon
Spotted by
AndreaB.Agillon

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on Jun 2, 2012

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