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Photo#1026789
larva

larva
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
December 3, 2014
Size: ~2 mm
Several were found on milkweed, probably feeding on the numerous spider mites. Collected a pupa soon after and reared it to adult. Here are the pupa and adult: . Circumstances suggest the larva is the same species.

The closest thing I was able to find under Coccinellidae was this image, which still looks pretty different, and for which the comments also suggest Nitidulidae:

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larva larva lateral

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