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Contributors » Marcel Roy » Two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata)

Two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata) discovered by Marcel Roy (#912)

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Sighting Info

Observed: April 28, 2013 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: April 28, 2013 @ 3:51 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
Ladybug (Coccinella magnifica0 - Ladybugs are also called lady beetles or, in Europe, ladybird beetles. There are about 5,000 different species of these insects. Their distinctive spots and attractive colors are meant to make them unappealing to predators. Ladybugs can secrete a fluid from joints in their legs which gives them a foul taste. Their coloring is likely a reminder to any animals that have tried to eat their kind before. Size: 8 to 10 mm (0.3 to 0.4 in).

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By Barry Hicks on 7/23/2013 11:38:22 PM

This is Adalia bipunctata. A common lady beetle here that was introduced from Britain

By Marcel Roy on 7/24/2013 10:12:39 AM

Barry - you are absolutely right about it being a Adakia Bipuncta. I should have researched it more. Thank you.

By NL Nature Support on 7/24/2013 10:35:10 AM

Based on your agreement, we have changed ID from Ladybug (Coccinella magnifica) to Two-spotted ladybug (Adalia bipunctata)

By Justin So on 7/13/2014 11:39:17 AM

Hi Marcel, The Lost Ladybug Project (Cornell University) is looking for sitings of ladybugs in NL. Consider logging your observation with them! http://www.lostladybug.org/participate.php

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