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black Lady Beetle - unident - Brachiacantha

black Lady Beetle - unident - Brachiacantha
Woodbury/Stillwell Woods, Nassau County, New York, USA
July 10, 2007
Fairly common on Common Milkweed. Is this the Orange-spotted Lady Beetle?

Moved
Moved from Brachiacantha.

definitly genus Brachiacantha
while it may be the Brachiacantha ursina - Orange-spotted Lady Beetle, according to Gordon (1) there are several other possibilities from this genus that are not currently reflected in BugGuide (and some of the B. ursina posted in the Guide may be otherwise). With ladybeetles, it's usually helpful to have a head shot. These may turn out to be B. ursina, but since you indicate they are faily common, why not try to get several angles of another one. You may turn out to find a species new to BugGuide :)

 
Thanks for your comments. I
Thanks for your comments. I know that LB's are not an easy group.

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