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Unidentified Eggs, Larvae, and Pupae

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
No Taxon Unidentified Eggs, Larvae, and Pupae

Anatis sp.
Azya orbigera
Calvia quatuordecimguttata
Chilocorus stigma
Coccinella septempunctata (ref.)
Coleomegilla maculata
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Cycloneda sanguinea
Cycloneda polita
Cycloneda sanguinea
Diomus terminatus
Epilachna varivestis
Exochomus childreni
Harmonia axyridis
Hippodamia convergens (ref.)
Hippodamia variegata
Myzia pullata
Naemia seriata
Olla v-nigrum
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
Psyllobora vigintimaculata
Psyllobora renifer
Rhyzobius lophanthae
Scymnus sp.
Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata


Adalia bipunctata
Anatis labiculata
Anatis mali
Calvia quatuordecimguttata
Coccinella septempunctata
Coleomegilla maculata
Cycloneda polita
Cycloneda sanguinea
Harmonia axyridis
Hippodamia convergens
Psyllobora vigintimaculata
This section is for not yet identified lady beetle eggs, larvae, and pupa. If they can be identified to subfamily, genus, or species, they should be moved to the appropriate Guide page.

Helps keep the family page shorter, limited to new additions awaiting further ID. See Editors' discussion here.
See Also
Unidentified Beetle Eggs, Larvae & Pupae - Order Coleoptera - Beetles
Unidentified Larvae - Subfamily Scymninae
Unidentified Larvae - Genus Scymnus
Unidentified Larvae and Pupae - Subfamily Chilocorinae
Unidentified Larvae - Subfamily Coccinellinae
Unidentified Larvae and Pupae - Genus Anatis - Giant Lady Beetles
Unidentified Larvae and Pupae - Genus Coccinella
Vocabulary terms for the bumps, spines, hairs, and other projections on the bodies of lady beetle larvae:
Print References
Larval key to Genera and selected Species - Rees, B.E. (1)

Gordon and Vandenberg, Cycloneda larval key(2)

Gordon and Vandenberg, Coccinella larval key(3)
Internet References
Chilocorus circumdatus - all stages
Coccinella septempunctata - all stages
Coccinella septempunctata larva
Psyllobora sp. (foreign) larva

Univ Minnesota Ladybird key to larvae of common species - dead link in Dec. 2009

Univ Minnesota Ladybird key to pupae of common species - dead link in Dec. 2009

Ladybug Larvae Flickr Set - 90 photos of European species; includes many species introduced to North America
Works Cited
1.Larval key to Genera and selected Species of North American Cocinellidae (Coleoptera)
Rees, B. E., Anderson, D. M., Bouk, D., and Gordon, R. D. 1994. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington, vol. 96(3), pp. 387-412.
2.Larval systematics of North American Cycloneda Crotch (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Robert Gordon and Natalia Vandenberg. 1993. Insect Systematics and Evolution, vol. 28, no. 3.
3.Larval systematics of North American Coccinella L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Robert D. Gordon and Natalia Vandenberg. 1995. Entomologica Scandinavica, vol. 26.