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Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle - Chilocorus kuwanae

Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle - Chilocorus kuwanae
Rancocas, Rancocas Nature Center NJAS, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
May 15, 2010
I believe that these are Chilocorus (Twice-stabbed Lady Beetles). There were many of them in varying sizes climbing all over a Mullberry tree? Can host or range narrow things down? They all pretty much looked the same, just different sizes. Most around 5 mm.
Eating this


*_ This Life Cycle also shown on info page for this species.

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If you are interested in, Please don't hesitate to contact me using this email adress: lwj4631221@126.com.

Copyright of your photograph
Hey John,

I couldn't send the message through your email. So I write something in here.
I'm Wenjing Li, a Ph.D student from South China Agricultural University, China. Now, I'm study taxonomy of ladybeetles. Recently, we finished a paper about phylogeny and classification of the tribe Chilocorini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). We plan to submit this study to an authoritative journal of entomology Systematic Entomology. However, we still lack some high-quality ecological photos of this group for this manuscript.

I'm so exciting to find your beautiful photos about Twice-stabbed lady beetle - Chilocorus kuwana. These photos can make a lot contribution to our study. Would you like to release the copyright to us? If it's possible, your contribution to this article will be mentioned in our acknowledgements. I'll also send you a copy once the manuscript is published.

Looking forward to your reply.

Best wishes,
Wenjing Li

This whole series may be Chilocorus tumidus
C. tumidus is an uncommon native species, local to the mid-Atlantic US, which is distinguished from C. kuwanae by its highly-convex and orbicular, round shape (C. kuwanae being distinctly tapered toward the apex).

I'm not going to say this is C. tumidus yet, but if you have any overhead dorsal images not posted here, they could help resolve the ID.

 
Images
Do any of these help? The first ones are of a teneral.

 
Looking more like C. tumidus...
There are a few things I want to check with the other beetle specialists about C. tumidus in general, but I'm almost certain this can't be C. kuwanae. Don't move the images anywhere yet, though, wait till there's a consensus. (It might turn out to be "Not C. tumidus but also not C. kuwanae"!)

These are
wonderful. Thanks.

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