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Spotless Ladybird Beetle

Cycloneda sanguinea

Description:

Ladybird beetle with spotless elytra (wing covers) ranging from orange to deep red. Pronotum (black shield above head) may be used to identify both species and sex: the two white dots are characteristic of species, the white line down the center only appears on males.

Habitat:

Widest ranging ladybird in Latin America - from Southern U.S. to Argentina. East to the Cayman islands. May be found on the Galapagos. Often appears milkweeds eating aphids, but may be found on other host plants.

Notes:

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1 Comment

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Love those spare eyes

catgrin
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catgrin

Long Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 1, 2014
Submitted on Nov 2, 2014

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