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Lady beetle? - Brachiacantha ursina

Lady beetle? - Brachiacantha ursina
Stearns County, Minnesota, USA
July 19, 2008
Size: 4-6mm
Found on Common Mullein

Moved from unidentified ursina group.

No other ursina group species is this confluent.

Moved from Brachiacantha.

Moved from Ladybird Beetles.

nice! another Brachiacantha?
MN seems to produce species after species of these :-]

head image?
any additional images, especially showing head or sides of pronotum? (initially looks to be a female) - yes, Brachiacantha sp.

That's all
The lady flew shortly after the picture was taken. Too bad. I was leaning toward B. ursina too.

likely B. ursina
the lady herself (vs. another member of the ursina group). The spots tend to become more confluent in the upper midwest, esp in females. Unless of course it's the infamous albifrons. A head or side image should rule out one or the other.

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