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Species Anatis labiculata - Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle

Fifteen-spotted Ladybeetle - Anatis labiculata Brown beetle with white markings - Anatis labiculata wine red ladybug - Anatis labiculata Anatis larva, day 3 - Anatis labiculata master of disguise - Anatis labiculata Lady bug larva - Anatis labiculata Anatis labiculata (Say) - Anatis labiculata Coccinellidae - Anatis labiculata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Coccinellinae
Genus Anatis (Giant Lady Beetles)
Species labiculata (Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anatis labiculata (Say)
Orig. Comb: Coccinella labiculata Say, 1824
Length 7.2 to 9.5 mm, width 5.5 to 8.0 mm (1)

Light gray (f. canadensis) or deep purple (f. caseyi). Fades brown to orange in collections.
Black spots without rings.
Rounded oval shape
Explanate (helmet-shaped profile, with a flared "rim")
Gordon's (1985) suggested range: CO-GA-NB-SK - Map (1)(BG data) - seems to have expanded its range northward since Gordon's publication
Arboreal (in trees) in forests and woods
mostly: Apr-Jul (BG data)
Aphids, especially in trees
Contrary to some recent belief, the dark form of this species does not represent a darkening with age. Rather, these two forms are distinct and there are few to no intermediates.
See Also
Eye-spotted Lady Beetle, Anatis mali - typically occurs in dark reddish or orange forms with distinct pale rings around the spots. Very dark examples still retain a pale ring that's quite visible, except for extreme instances of fully dark individuals or postmortem. Shape may be less explanate than A. labiculata. Larger range extends north to Nova Scotia and west to Pacific.

Ashy Gray Lady Beetle, Olla v-nigrum - Fewer spots on elytra, more white on pronotum. Much smaller (6mm or less), less explanate shape. Larger range extends south to Florida and west to Pacific.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.
2.The Lost Ladybug Project (LLP)