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Very small spiked insect.  - Epilachna borealis

Very small spiked insect. - Epilachna borealis
Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
September 1, 2011
Size: ~5mm
I find these very small insects eating the leaves of my cucumber plants. I never appreciated their structure until taking this very close-up photo. Would love to know what it is.

Moved from ID Request.

Congratulations! You have added a new species for Virginia on BG.

Epilachna borealis
Thanks....I think.

So this is a ladybug larvae? Are you saying this particular species (squash lady bug) had not been ID'ed in VA before?

Wouldn't that be cool.


Yet another exellent photo ...
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Epilachna borealis
Thank you!

so this is a lady bug nymph??

larva, not nymph

4 sure

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