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Convergent Ladybugs mating

Hippodamia convergens

Description:

Convergent Lady Beetle adults to eat almost 60 aphids per day, consuming up to 500 aphids before laying the first of up to 2,500 eggs that hatch into voracious larvae that look like little alligators, each with the potential to consume another 25 aphids or so per day (discoverlife.org). Spotted these ladybugs in Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA.

Habitat:

Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA.

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misako
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misako

Berkeley, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 20, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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