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Ladybug - Hippodamia

Ladybug - Hippodamia
Lathrop, San joaquin County, California, USA
September 21, 2014
Size: 1/4"
I only found a few Ladybugs on this quest and this is the only one of it's kind in this tumbleweed field . I should know my Ladybugs by now , but this one looks different to me . Thanks for any comments on which type it is to further my buggy knowledge , great thanks , sincerely Beth


could also be H. quinquesignata ambigua
The immaculate or lightly-maculate forms of H. q. ambigua strongly resemble the immaculate/lightly maculate H. convergens, and both species occur in San Joaquin County. I don't believe they can be separated by the external dorsal appearance alone.

I'm going to move this up to genus level.

Moved from ID Request.

Beth- I believe it may be a C
Beth- I believe it may be a Convergent Lady Bug Beetle (Hippodamia convergens)

Convergent Ladybug
Thanks for the swift reply , I should know this already but the lack of spots made me think , maybe , it was something else . I will know now what I am looking at spots or not just from the facial features , thanks again ... sincerely Beth

Convergent Lady Beetle
It appears to be a Convergent Lady Beetle, Hippodamia convergens, but usually they have more spots.

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