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Associated with cochineal on prickly pear - Hyperaspis trifurcata

Associated with cochineal on prickly pear - Hyperaspis trifurcata
Orange, Orange County, California, USA
September 30, 2006
Size: `3mm

Moved
Moved from Hyperaspis.

Nice Ladybeetle!
New species for bugguide.

 
probably Hyperaspis trifurcata
certainly Hyperaspis, and probably H. trifurcata. Although there are some similarities to the H. quadrivittata "group", the location and elytra markings look most like H. trifurcata, a Mexican sp that makes it crosses north into the southwest US and slightly up the west coast.

see http://www.colpos.mx/entomologia/images/Hiperadbie.jpg

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