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Tiny ladybug larva - Psyllobora vigintimaculata

Tiny ladybug larva - Psyllobora vigintimaculata
Pelham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
August 23, 2009
Maybe twenty-spotted?

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Tiny ladybug larva - Psyllobora vigintimaculata Tiny ladybug larva - Psyllobora vigintimaculata

Moved
Moved from Beetles. Thanks Abigail. I saw an adult of that species maybe 30 feet away--not that that proves anything, but they're definitely around.

almost definitely, Psyllobora vigintimaculata
Unless the critter just molted, a tiny pale-bodied lady beetle larva is likely to be Psyllobora. (Other species can be pale or colorless right after molting but they "color up" quickly.) The only Psyllobora species in MA is P. vigintimaculata.

(I'm trying to decide if it's faster to type "P. vigintimaculata" or "twenty-spotted lady beetle" - they're both a lot of letters. Aha, this is better: P. 20-maculata. Faster and easier to remember, too!)

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