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Lady Bug Buffet - Hippodamia convergens

Lady Bug Buffet - Hippodamia convergens
Tucson, pima County, Arizona, USA
April 1, 2009
Is this a Convergent Lady beetle?

May I use this photo for an academic presentation?

May I use this photo for an academic presentation. You do not have an e-mail address listed. I am taking the liberty to use it to serve as an example of a beneficial predator. I will cite it as;

Photo Credit: (c) 2009 SABeebe

If you happen to object, please contact me @

Thank you in advance.

Best Regard,
Drew Tebeau

Permission granted
No objections at all.. you have my permission. My email address is, for any future need.

Susan A Beebe

Moved from Hippodamia.

Chapin's review of Hippodamia(1) doesn't show any other North American species with this pattern other than H. convergens. Arizona or not, I'm confident now :-)

Moved from ID Request.

looks like it to me
That's a really nice shot.

Probably ID'd, definitely nice shot!
Someone might come along and whack me with a heavy book about all the variations of Hippodamia species in the Southwest, but it sure looks like H. convergens to me.

This is a great image of a lady beetle doing what they do best - chowing down on dozens of aphids! I'm putting it on the Info page for genus Coccinellidae - scroll down to the "Food" section.

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