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new lady bug - Coccinella septempunctata

new lady bug - Coccinella septempunctata
Henryetta, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
April 14, 2005
Size: aprox.5mm

Same date different stages
If all these pictures were taken the same day they are not the same specimen (same individual). It is a very valuable series but you should link them using the markup [thumb#] rather than "same specimen" to avoid providing misinformation.

I just ran across this series and decided to make the changes you mentioned. Images unlinked...

It looks good this way.

Lady beetle
Can you go back and get a shot of an older adult beetle? From the spots coming in on this one I would guess Seven-spotted, Coccinella septempunctata (1), but seeing one with the spots fully darkened would be better.