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Lunate Ladybird

cheilomenes lunata


A medium sized body around 8mm. They usually present with a more redish color but this one sticks out of the crowd with a shiny yellow/orange. Like all ladybirds, they favour aphids but are especially useful with wheat aphids. Larvae remain on eggs when hatched and use the egg as a first meal.


A diverse habitat but common in gardens.

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1 Comment

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Many thanks subhojit !!

Michael Strydom
Spotted by
Michael Strydom

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Dec 23, 2018

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