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California Ladybug and larvae

Coccinella Californica


Spotted this California Ladybug eating aphids while I was walking in the Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline, Point Richmond, CA. There were several larvae eating nearby too. I am not sure if the larvae are for the same species.


Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline, Point Richmond, CA.


This ladybird beetle is much more convex than the other species. A dark spot may be present where the wing covers meet. Two distinct, unconnected white blotches between the eyes and on either side of the thorax distinguish it from the Nine-spotted Ladybird Beetle (C. novemnotata).

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Richmond, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 9, 2012

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