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coccinellid larva - Naemia seriata

coccinellid larva - Naemia seriata
Edgartown, beach on inner harbor, Dukes County, Massachusetts, USA
August 9, 2008
found with adult Naemia seriata on saltmeadow cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, at water's edge--is this same species? The adult is at:

Moved from Naemia seriata.


Naemia seriata
Yes, this matches exactly with the description(1) of Naemia seriata, including the "dorsolateral strumae of abdominal terga 1-8 bearing 4 chalazae, 2 anteriorly, 2 posteriorly", seen best in your image on the 3 - 5 terga. (translation: the medial dark spots on each abdominal segment have 4 "hairs" or setae, 2 hairs toward the front of each spot and 2 toward the aft)

nice image!

thanks--I can see it on 4-5 o
thanks--I can see it on 4-5 on right, and maybe 8-10 on left

Moved from Ladybird Beetles.

Yes, ladybug larva
We have lots of unidentified coccinellid larvae. Let us hope that an expert comes along and helps us with this.

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