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Dusky Lady Beetle Larva or something else? - Azya orbigera

Dusky Lady Beetle Larva or something else? - Azya orbigera
Opa-Locka at Rainbow Park Elem. School, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
November 22, 2010
Size: about 0.5 in.
Looking through the guide I thought these were Dusky Lady Beetle Larva, but now I'm not so sure. Lady Beetle Larva (like the multicolored Asian, for example, are quite active) These guys haven't move from their spots on the leaves for days. also I took one and tried to see the underside better, but I can't see any features, legs, head, nothing at all (see pic #2). If they are Lady Beetles are they pupating??? If not what else can they be, some kind of scale??? Found on Croton leaves (Codiaeum variegatum pictum) there are about 6 total on the plant, 2 or 3 on each leaf.

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Dusky Lady Beetle Larva or something else? - Azya orbigera Dusky Lady Beetle Larva or something else? - Azya orbigera Dusky Lady Beetle Larva or something else? - Azya orbigera

definitely A. orbigera
I wasn't 100% sure that there weren't two kinds of beetle on the same plant, since I didn't know that any subfamily outside Scymninae had white tufted larvae like these. Since then I've seen a complete A. orbigera life cycle and that is definitely what the larvae look like!

(Now I personally am wondering what they're doing in Coccidulinae, but that's just me...)

Moved

Globe-marked
I now believe this to be the Globe-marked Lady Beetle (Azya orbigera) based on the fact that I finally found some adults among them. Please see this post:

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Moving here until they can be confirmed by a coccinellid specialist.

They look like Mealy Bug Dest
They look like Mealy Bug Destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri. But I am not sure.
Naomi

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