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Ladybird Beetle larvae and pupa - Coleomegilla maculata

Ladybird Beetle larvae and pupa - Coleomegilla maculata
Ozark Mountains, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
June 13, 2007
Predation is indiscriminate.



Coleomegilla maculata
The (Pink) Spotted Lady Beetle: dark brown base color, dark warty tubercles with short sparse setae, and the visible part of the orange pattern is distinctive, especially on the first and fourth abdominal segments. Compare the thorax and abdomen of this C. maculata larva:

Moved from Ladybird Beetles.

We can only wonder...
Will the same thing happen to the larva?

Very interesting, in a bleak sort of way.

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