California Lady Beetle, "johnsoni" form - Coccinella californica
Sitka County, Alaska, USA May 3, 2012
Lady Beetles are pretty unusual around Sitka - this is the second one I remember finding in the past several years. Based on a perusal through the guide, my best guess is the 11 spotted Lady Beetle, but I'm not sure about that. I still have it and plan to take better pictures, so if there's anything I should be looking to capture in particular, suggestions are appreciated. Finally, I'm curious if this might be from a release (I know they're sometimes sold for gardners to control aphids) but I don't know what species would typically be found for sale.
Contributed by Matt Goff on 3 May, 2012 - 10:52pm Last updated 7 May, 2012 - 12:09pm
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