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Photo#972824
lady beetle - Brachiacantha decempustulata - male

lady beetle - Brachiacantha decempustulata - Male
Randolph, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
August 5, 2014

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lady beetle - Brachiacantha decempustulata - male lady beetle - Brachiacantha decempustulata - male lady beetle - Brachiacantha decempustulata - male

Moved
Moved from Hyperaspis.
Thanks Abigail. I think I see a faint tibial spur on the left front leg in the second picture.

 
yes, I see it too
I wasn't 100% sure but if we both see it, we're probably both right!

Probably B. decempustulata, but...
Considering this turned up amidst a number of B. decempustulata, I'm inclined to think it's the same species. However, I don't see a tibial spur (it's not very prominent in B. decempustulata, so it could just not be easily visible) - anyway, there's a faint possibility that it's Hyperaspis troglodytes. Not likely, but I can't rule it out from the photos at this time. I need to check some resources for the ventral coloration.

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