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Larva, 8:39am - Myzia pullata

Larva, 8:39am - Myzia pullata
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
June 26, 2008
Seemed a lot larger than the 7-spotted ladybird ones I normally see. We get Calvia here quite often, and that might be the best match. Found on brick wall below some pines.

Moved from Myzia.

Sent a query to J. Acorn, who said: "the odds are very strong that it would be M. pullata, since M. subvittata is only known from the SW corner of the province. "


Myzia, not sure which
Either M. pullata or M. subvittata in Alberta; I don't know how to tell them apart as larvae.


not Calvia...
Doesn't have those sharply-pointed, unbranched senti. The pattern of pale areas is similar, but with bright orange on the 1st and 4th abdominal segments - C. 14-guttata has white markings only.

It looks very much like this unidentified larva from Georgia, which has been driving me nuts for months:

I'm sticking it in Unidentified Larvae for now, hopefully I can ID both of these larvae eventually. The fact that the range is from western Canada to the southeastern US might help, unless it's an introduced species.


Moved from Ladybird Beetles.

Ladybug larva
Most haven't been IDed beyond family.

It is normally
because of lack of photos of America species..

In England its no problem...

Cream-spotted Ladybird, found I.D. from an internet photo and many descriptions.

If you can give me those links, I could add them to the info page. Thanks.

I will let you know if I relocate them
It was a while back that found this. The overall appearance and segment details seemed to fit quite well, and there aren't many options.

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