Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Ladybug

Coccinella magnifica

Description:

Coccinellids are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. Such color patterns vary greatly however; for example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species, have whitish spots on a brown background.

Habitat:

Found commonly in North America and the UK

1 Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi Sandy. Great series!
However, I am fairly sure that this is Harmonia axyridis. They come in a wide variety of color and patterns but are very common now even though they are not native to the US. They have been introduced through commercial means (selling for "pest control" in gardens) and have become pests, themselves in many areas.

Coccinella magnifica (Scarce 7 Spot Ladybird) is not known to occur in the United States. It does look quite different than your Ladybird Beetle as well. See below.

Here is one that resembles yours: http://bugguide.net/node/view/496147/bgi...
For comparison, here is a photo of Coccinella magnifica: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coccin...

SandyStevens
Spotted by
SandyStevens

Hephzibah, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team