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Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle - Psyllobora vigintimaculata - male - female

Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle - Psyllobora vigintimaculata - Male Female
Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon, USA
July 31, 2009
The largest of the two was about 1.5 mm
Pleas help ID

Thank you

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Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle - Psyllobora vigintimaculata - male - female Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle  - Psyllobora vigintimaculata - male - female Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle  - Psyllobora vigintimaculata - male - female

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Psyllobora vigintimaculata?
My best guess would be that this is the Twenty-spotted Lady Beetle:



However, I'm uncertain if there are other similar-looking species possible in your area, so you should probably wait for a second opinion. (If my guess is correct, yours would be the first submission of this species from OR.)

 
propably correct
need a more lateral view to be sure. See

 
the new lateral photos
Looking at the new photos, this pair is definitely not P. borealis: big medial lateral spot, no narrow connection to the suture spot. (Can't see the space between apical spots, the male covers the female's and there's no rear view of him.)

Which is another way of saying "I agree with Harsi and Tim, but can't spell 20-spotted in Latin!"

 
side
I don't know if it will help any....but I put a side view up

 
Aha! Thank you, Tim!
I knew I could rely on your expertise to give me the bigger picture. I have made an attempt to learn as many of the CA species represented on this site as possible, but that leaves some definite gaps in my knowledge when trying to assist contributors from neighboring states. Do you know if this species' range extends far enough south to be a possibility in my area?

 
sure,
see the range distro figure from Gordon. But it does seem strange with all that range, and all the BugGuiders within that range, that we have yet to get even one south of Cheryl's WA location.

 
move it
Should I move it?

 
yes
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