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Vedalia Lady Beetle - Rodolia cardinalis

Vedalia Lady Beetle - Rodolia cardinalis
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
December 9, 2007
It is much smaller than a ladybird (multicolored Asian). I looked through beetles and ladybirds but couldn't find anything close.

Thanks in advance AGAIN :)

Ron M

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Vedalia Lady Beetle - Rodolia cardinalis Vedalia Lady Beetle - Rodolia cardinalis Vedalia Lady Beetle - Rodolia cardinalis

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed

Moved
Moved from Ladybird Beetles.

Vedalia Ladybird Beetle
Rodiolia cardinalis (Coccinellidae). They were introduced from Australia to control Cottony Cushion Scale.

 
I agree
Thanks for the help identifing this one!

http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/coleopt/Rodolia.htm
and See Here

But this might be a new species here on BugGuide.