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Lady Beetle

Propylea dissecta

Habitat:

probably lives on the gulmohar tree.

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17 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

And LOL! The Evolutionary significance of promiscuity in a bug! Deserves a mention.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Oh the University of Lucknow! I reached that link too. When I was looking yesterday, I found a similar bug which was aphidophagous, but I never thought about searching in that direction. Now it amuses me how it turned out to be one.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

what really amuses me is though that they did a study on "Evolutionary significance of promiscuity in an aphidophagous ladybird, Propylea dissecta (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)."

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Great! You found it. :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

yup Harsha. It was a little confusing because the spots are not as orange as they should be and look more white.
Happy to have it Id'd.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

thanks Harsha. I will update it !

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Propylea dissecta from your link. And it is found in India.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

the closest I came to is Propylea japonica (Thunberg). Could be a variation of this too.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

i came across this amazing page in my quest to ID this beetle.
http://www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. thanks for taking the time to look at it!

BugEric
BugEric 7 years ago

I'm sorry, Hemma, I'm not good with much of anything outside of North America. Definitely a lady beetle. Remember they are highly variable, so it could be something familiar with an unfamiliar color pattern.

andrews1
andrews1 7 years ago

This looks like a lady bug to me.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

added another pic.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Thanks Harsha.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Hi Hemma. This one is unique. I couldn't find a link as yet. I will keep looking and come back if I find one.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Tahnks Forest. I looked at so many images!!

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hemma, I'm not sure of the species at this time. I haven't had any luck yet with researching. I'll come back to it when I have more time.

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

Триссур, Kerala, India

Spotted on Jan 9, 2013
Submitted on Jan 9, 2013

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