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Marsh Lady Beetle in New Brunswick - Anisosticta bitriangularis

Marsh Lady Beetle in New Brunswick - Anisosticta bitriangularis
Pelerin (at home down at the 2 acre beaver pond), Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 6, 2009
After viewing Lynette's lovely shot of a very pale individual, I went to review all the images of A bitriangularis and then realized with some surprise that I had not yet posted any of the images I had of this species. While I don't have any really good ones and the image here is not all that remarkable, it will serve for the time being as a data point for New Brunswick. This species has been found all over new Brunswick next to water, including right along the shores of the mighty Saint John River along the Canada/US border near Edmunston/Madawaska way up in the NW to the rushes and sedges in the shallower parts of the beaver pond at home in the southeastern part of the province.

good reduced-maculation comparison photo
The pattern and color are always distinctive, of course, but I like seeing this less-confluent, more lightly maculate specimen next to Lynette's more confluent and larger-spotted one.

The Info page for the species desperately needs to be filled out, I'm going to work on that tonight. These posts are providing great information on the habitat and range!

I have another image that I may put on too, but
It isn't all that great so maybe I will just wait until I have some better ones (maybe this spring?). Tom Murray's are already so nice anyway...I can see that shortly after this comment was posted that you already have made some changes to the species page! I will check again later to see what else was added. Bug Guide is really a great resource and I just love it!


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