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Olla v-nigrum larvae - Olla v-nigrum

Olla v-nigrum larvae - Olla v-nigrum
Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
February 15, 2006
Size: about 1/4 inch
When touched with a leaf to keep it from crawling, it exuded the yellow liquid at the end.

Lady beetle larva.
This is the larva of a lady beetle of some kind. Wasn't aware that they exuded liquid in defense. Interesting. the adult beetles do the "reflex bleeding" thing from their "knee" joints, of course.

 
Thank you
Eric and Gerard. I kinda thought so but wasn't sure.
Carla Finley
Venice, FL
http://community.webshots.com/user/CarlaFinley

 
Olla V-nigrum?
I went to the Florida University link that is listed in the guide info for Lady Beetles. They have a photo that looks like mine that I can see.
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/beneficial/lady_beetles_C.htm
Carla Finley
Venice, FL
http://community.webshots.com/user/CarlaFinley

 
Looks a bit different to me
That's based on overall color and also pattern of the lighter markings,* but I'm no expert. For easier comparison of images, here's the Florida University link as clickable, plus a second visual reference.

http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/lady_beetles_C.htm

http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/coleopt/Olla.htm

*Lateral markings nearest the tail seem to be a collection of little "u's" on the Ashy Gray, but dots on this post.

 
Updated link
Just wanted to provide a more current link that actually works for the references to the University of Florida website in the last two comments:

http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/lady_beetles19.htm

Ladybird beetle larva
And they feed on aphids!
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

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