Hippodamia quinquesignata quinquesignata
Red ladybug with black spots and a very sad looking face pattern. The pronotum has white lining as well as two small spots in the center. The head has white between and underneath the eyes. I'm excited about this one as I've never seen one with markings like this.
Scrub oak in oak forest in riparian area
First of this subspecies submitted to BugGuide from California. First of this pattern submitted to BugGuide. "The markings on this one are especially confluent - I admit it is strange, but I went through every illustration in Chapin's Hippodamia monograph and absolutely nothing else has the same elytra pattern with a pronotum lacking a pale margin at the front. It's an unusual variation, but because Chapin worked from preserved specimens, someone found something like it before!" - Abigail M. Parker on BugGuide
Lat: 33.02, Long: -117.01
Spotted on Apr 20, 2013
Submitted on Apr 20, 2013
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