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Photo#306887
Orange bug with black spots - Epilachna borealis

Orange bug with black spots - Epilachna borealis
Baton Rouge - BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
July 19, 2009
Size: about 3/8 inch

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ladybird
Epilachna borealis - Squash Lady Beetle

 
Thanks
I will have to check to see what plants it might have been eating.

 
They like to eat Fivelobe Cucumber
I don't know the plant that I found the first Squash Lady Beetle on.
The next day I found three more on:

Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
Fivelobe Cucumber

2 were mating.
There were eating patterns on some of the leaves like those seen in some of the BugGuide files for Squash Lady Beetle.

 
I could be wrong...
but the leaf it's on looks like it could be a Clematis species

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