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Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua ladybug

Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua


I spotted this ladybug eating aphids on dandelions in Aquatic Park Berkeley. I thought is was a regular convergent ladybug, but noticed that the "eye spots" were dots and not slants. The Lost Ladybug Project identified it as a sub-species of the Five-spotted Lady Beetle (Hippodamia quinquesignata). Apparently the species is confined to the west coast, west of the Sierra / Cascade mountains.


Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA dandelion plant.

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misako 9 years ago

Thank you textless!

textless 9 years ago

Cool spotting!

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Berkeley, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 22, 2011

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