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AbigailParker

AbigailParker

Expert in North American lady beetles (ladybugs or ladybirds); can help identify lady beetles from other parts of the world.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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AbigailParker Mariquita
Mariquita commented on by AbigailParker Santander, Colombia8 years ago

This might be in genus Neda. It has some similarities to one of the variations of Neda norrisi, but that's not an ID. I'll continue to research it. It's a beautiful beetle!
http://coccinellidae.cl/paginasWebPeru/P...

AbigailParker Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle (Larvae)
Multicolored Asian Ladybeetle (Larvae) commented on by AbigailParker Baltimore, Maryland, USA8 years ago

Yes, Harmonia axyridis (Multicolored Asian LB). The double-branched spines are diagnostic for the species in North America.

AbigailParker Variable lady beetle
Variable lady beetle commented on by AbigailParker Bogor, Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, Indonesia8 years ago

Also known as the Common Australian Ladybird.

AbigailParker Lady bug
Lady bug commented on by AbigailParker Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta, Indonesia8 years ago

Not Anatis ocellata: that species doesn't occur in Indonesia.

AbigailParker Western Blood-red Lady Beetle
Western Blood-red Lady Beetle commented on by AbigailParker Portland, Oregon, USA8 years ago

This is Cycloneda polita. C. sanguinea has a small white dot between the curved white markings on the pronotum. It also doesn't occur as far north as Oregon.

AbigailParker Spotless Ladybug
Spotless Ladybug commented on by AbigailParker San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico8 years ago

It's actually a female. The pronotum (black area behind the head) has a black margin at the center; males have a complete white margin around the pronotum.

AbigailParker Ladybug
Ladybug commented on by AbigailParker Puntarenas, Costa Rica8 years ago

Not a lady beetle; the tarsal claws are wrong for the Coccinellidae family.

AbigailParker Ladybird Beetle
Ladybird Beetle commented on by AbigailParker Hudson, New Hampshire, USA8 years ago

B. ursina is, as the common name suggests, orange-spotted. B. decempustulata has paler spots that are either yellow or light brown.

AbigailParker Cactus Lady Beetle
Cactus Lady Beetle commented on by AbigailParker San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico8 years ago

Also, 10mm is quite large for a lady beetle. Brachiacantha spp. are under 4mm long.

AbigailParker Cactus Lady Beetle
Cactus Lady Beetle commented on by AbigailParker San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico8 years ago

This is in genus Chilocorus. It is probably C. cacti (Cactus Lady Beetle) but might also be C. stigma (Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle.) The two species are only distinguishable by the underside; the underside of C. cacti's abdomen is entirely red, while that of C. stigma is half-red and half-black.

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