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Eyed ladybird?

Anatis ocellata

Description:

Spiny black larva with a red point on the head and two red patches on either side of the body above the back legs.

Habitat:

Linden tree undergrowth. Tree was by the side of a busy road in an urban neighbourhood. No conifers nearby.

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4 Comments

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis 5 years ago

I might if I can find it again tomorrow... I'm already raising some seven-spot ladybird larvae at home (see: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...)

Adam Carniel
Adam Carniel 5 years ago

Put the guy in s jar and see what he turns into;)... But yes, it look just like a ladybug lava.. Tough one

Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis 5 years ago

You're right, but what I'm wondering is whether it really is an eyed ladybird. It looks exactly like photos that I've seen of eyed ladybird larvae... but I found it on a linden leaf on an urban street lined with deciduous trees, and I've read that this species is typically found on conifers.

Adam Carniel
Adam Carniel 5 years ago

That is a lady bug, a few days before its chrysalis stage

Hannah Davis
Spotted by
Hannah Davis

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Spotted on Jun 30, 2015
Submitted on Jun 30, 2015

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