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Ladybird beetle

Eriopis connexa


Eriopis connexa has an oblong body shape. The base color dark brown to black with yellowish relatively large, separated dots. The pronotum and the elytra (wing covers) have a yellowish margin. Each elytron has three separated dots and the enlargements of the margin, the pronotum two smaller dots and two enlargements of the margin. Eriopis connexa is a voracious predator of aphids.



Adults are light colored. Over time, this color will darken becoming black with white spots and orange. Typically females are more robust than the males. The female performs posture in a single layer, with an average of 26 eggs per egg. The eggs are elliptical and light yellow color remained so until close to hatching, when they become gray. The incubation period is three days. The larva is elongated body, with their respective regions and with different segmentation abdominal legs and antennae well developed larval stage lasts 14 days. The pupa is initially clear but darkens over time. The entire cycle from egg to adult lasts 21 days.

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Tiz 10 years ago

De nada minha amiga :)

Sckel 10 years ago

thanks, dan.

Sckel 10 years ago

Omg. Muito obrigada, Cat. Eu não vi que voce me deu esse scientific name. I'm surprised. I'll search now. ;)

Tiz 10 years ago

Hej Kel! This might be a Eriopis connexa, but I cant suggest an ID sice I cant find a common name :) A lot written about it are in Spanish or Portuguese :) But with the ID here, I am sure you can do a good reserach.

Have a great day!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Very cool!

Sckel 10 years ago

Thank you, Marta. staccyh e Anne Marie McCaffrey

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

I love the colors!

staccyh 10 years ago


Anne Marie McCaffrey
Anne Marie McCaffrey 10 years ago

Great looking beetle!

Sckel 10 years ago

thanks, beaker. thanks, friend. thanks, RiekoS

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Super cute :)

beaker98 10 years ago

Very cool beetle Sckel!

RiekoS 10 years ago

How beautiful. Nice shot.

Sckel 10 years ago

thanks, celestialprincess

celestialprincess101 10 years ago


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Minas Gerais, Brazil

Spotted on Sep 30, 2013
Submitted on Sep 30, 2013

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