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Sospita vigintiguttata - Hiding under a bud Today Jeanette spotted this one in her garden. First timer for me - the translucent orangy-brown &quot;fall&quot; colour form of Sospita vigintiguttata. A bit surprising, seeing that it is January and that these are supposed to gain their full black and yellow colour scheme over winter .... but I&#039;m not complaining.<br />
Couldn&#039;t resist uploading a few shots, sorry.<br />
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Sospita vigintiguttata - Hiding under a bud

Today Jeanette spotted this one in her garden. First timer for me - the translucent orangy-brown "fall" colour form of Sospita vigintiguttata. A bit surprising, seeing that it is January and that these are supposed to gain their full black and yellow colour scheme over winter .... but I'm not complaining.
Couldn't resist uploading a few shots, sorry.

Sospita vigintiguttata - Brown See with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/106968/sospita_vigintiguttata_-_hiding_under_a_bud.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Jane's garden,Sospita,Sospita vigintiguttata,nl: Twintigvleklieveheersbeestje

Sospita vigintiguttata - Brown, portrait See with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/106968/sospita_vigintiguttata_-_hiding_under_a_bud.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Jane's garden,Sospita,Sospita vigintiguttata,nl: Twintigvleklieveheersbeestje

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  1. I accept your apologies for uploading this, and will continue to do so. Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy - I'm relieved! :o) Posted one month ago

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Sospita vigintiguttata (Linnaeus 1758) is a Ladybird Beetle with a Palearctic distribution. It is known from a large number of countries ranging from the Iberian peninsula to eastern Russia (probably), but it is rare or scarce over it's entire range.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jan 8, 2021.