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lady beetle - Brachiacantha indubitabilis

lady beetle - Brachiacantha indubitabilis
Topsham, Orange County, Vermont, USA
July 15, 2014

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Moved
Moved from Hyperaspis.

Brachiacantha indubitabilis - male
This is a new species for BG!

The tibial spine on the foreleg marks this as genus Brachiacantha; no other North American genus has a similar feature. Hyperaspis and Brachiacantha can be otherwise very similar but the tibial spine will always separate the genera.

 
Brachiacantha indubitabilis
Thanks Abigail. I should have remembered about the tibial spine, but at least you checked and identified a new one for the guide!

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