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Ladybug Larva - Cycloneda munda

Ladybug Larva - Cycloneda munda
Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
April 26, 2013
Size: 4 to 5 mm
I recognize the basic type of animal this is, but I'm hoping to get a species ID on it. I didn't get more shots, but if more are necessary for ID, I can try again if it's still out there.


Thank you, Abigail. I must have overlooked notification when you identified this larva. I really appreciate your help!

also has a good look at the distinctive setae
This is really an excellent photo, the three setae on each tubercle are clearly visible where the side of the larva is silhouetted against the plant stem. That arrangement is unique to Cycloneda in North America.

Cycloneda munda
The multicolor pale markings - white and light orange - are characteristic for this genus.

I think your image is fine for ID, but these guys are tough!
Good luck! The only easy one I know of is Multicolored Asian.

Moved from ID Request.

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