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Striped one: Myzia sp. (not yet described), Plain one: Neopalla hydropica
Two different species of Coccinellid beetles mating! I suppose it can happen, but the union might be sterile?
Garden, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Semi-urban area.
The striped one seems to be a species of Myzia, as yet undescribed: http://bugguide.net/node/view/305365. The plain one is Neopalla hydropica, rarely seen. The Myzia species is not a match on the BugGuide link.
Spotted on Jun 16, 2008
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012
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