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Hippodamia

Hippodamia
Alberni Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
March 8, 2020
Size: 5 mm approx.
Not sure which Hippodamia this is. Best guess maybe oregonensis, but haven't seen the two small black dots on the side of the elytra in any other photos of that and white border on the pronotum may be too wide.

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Not an easy one
As is known, H. oregonensis is limited to higher elevations rather far inland. Besides that, the pattern is a little unusual. In the scale of things, the difference is not that obvious unless compared, but despite being quite variable this level of distinction is still atypical.

However it is also a little off for Hippodamia moesta bowditchi, which similar to oregonensis is usually an inland species, although far less strictly so. There is a coastal subspecies of H. moesta, yet it is virtually entirely black. That's still my best guess at this point.

It could well be glacialis or 5-signata, but this is certainly not a typical appearance for that either. I'm sure a rare variant could look like this, but I'm 90% sure this will be H. moesta.

 
Thanks...
... for spending the time on this. The more I look at ladybirds, especially Hippodamias, the more I realise how variable they all are!

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