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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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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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