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Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle Pupa

Chilocorus sp.

Description:

When pupating, the larval skin appears to split and bust away from the inner contents, giving it this very alien look.

Habitat:

On the bark of what may be a dogwood or other common ornamental tree.

Notes:

Here are a few references of it happening in Chilocorus varieties: [1] https://bugguide.net/node/view/401072 | [2] https://bugguide.net/node/view/325915

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Sep 26, 2019

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