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Ladybug

Exochomus sp.

Description:

Very small beetle, less than 3mm long with red and orange elytra with black markings. The pronotum and head are all black.

Habitat:

Mexican Bush Sage in backyard

Notes:

Spotted by one of my teen nature enthusiasts :) Submitted to BugGuide. This is another new beetle for me.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lady Beetle
Exochomus fasciatus Species Exochomus fasciatus - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

Hi Seema, bugs are everywhere! Many of my bug spottings are from my own yard. Look near water such as a Riparian area or lake. Many are on bushes with flowers although they may not be on the flowers themselves. Look underneath the flowers and leaves.
For me, it took a long time to train myself to see them. Now I'll walk past bushes and just notice something looks different. I'll stop and look for what isn't "right". Usually it's a splash of color or an odd shape that ends up being a bug :)

Seema
Seema 7 years ago

Dear Cindy, can u suggest me few locations to see bugs..ur and my place r nt much diff geographically...

Thank you Livan!!!

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 7 years ago

I believe it is an Exochomus sp. I picked the one suggested above based on markings and location, but wait for confirmation in bugguide.

San Diego, California, USA

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

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