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Convergent Lady Beetle - Hippodamia convergens

Convergent Lady Beetle - Hippodamia convergens
Stoneville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
July 20, 2003
On cotton bloom.

Convergent Lady Beetle
Looks to be a good match with image at UC IPM.

Nice find, Ted.
They aren't always in the wild :-)

Moved from Ladybird Beetles.

Moved from Convergent Lady Beetle.
Let us wait for an expert opinion.

How did you identify this one to species?
It would be nice to have a reference for the guide. Is there a particular consistent pattern on these larvae?

I wonder about this, too.
Another post here, with a confusing array of images, shows larvae with a different pattern. Based on what I saw today - several Convergent ladybirds near larvae - my guess is that the Convergent larvae have four spots on the body, as opposed to stripes. But I'm unsure.

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