Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#329370
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?
SABeebe,

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 http://bugguide.net/node/view/329370

If you happen to object, please contact me @ andrew.tebeau@usu.edu

Thank you in advance.

Best Regard,
Drew Tebeau

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

Thanks.
Susan A Beebe

Moved
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
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.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.