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Western Blood-Red Lady Beetle

Cycloneda polita


This species can range from orange to dark red but is always spotless. The pronotum has white curved markings and this particular beetle has the closed curves creating a circle. The head has two white markings between the eyes. The larvae can be seen at my other spotting:


Mexican Bush Sage in the backyard.


"For the Cycloneda lady beetles, there are 3 species in the US and Canada: C. polita, C. munda, and C. sanguinea. They all have the pale curved markings on the pronotum, which can range from very shallow to completely enclosed. C. munda and C. polita can be distinguished by range on the East and West coasts (they may overlap in central and northwestern states)."

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1 Comment

KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Love the markings on the head.

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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