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probably lives on the gulmohar tree.
And LOL! The Evolutionary significance of promiscuity in a bug! Deserves a mention.
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.
what really amuses me is though that they did a study on "Evolutionary significance of promiscuity in an aphidophagous ladybird, Propylea dissecta (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)."
Great! You found it. :)
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.
thanks Harsha. I will update it !
Propylea dissecta from your link. And it is found in India.
the closest I came to is Propylea japonica (Thunberg). Could be a variation of this too.
i came across this amazing page in my quest to ID this beetle.http://www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/...
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. thanks for taking the time to look at it!
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.
This looks like a lady bug to me.
added another pic.
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.
Tahnks Forest. I looked at so many images!!
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.
Spotted on Jan 9, 2013 Submitted on Jan 9, 2013
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