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Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata - (not so) spotless Moving target shot of a not so spotless, spotless 24-spot 24-spot Ladybird,24-spot ladybird,Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Epilachninae,Jane's garden,Subcoccinella,Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata,nl: Vierentwintigstippelig lieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Haha! Is that fungus on its elytra or just debris? Posted 5 months ago
    1. I'd say debris - filthy little bugger ;o) Posted 5 months ago

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''Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata'' is a beetle in the family Coccinellidae. It is the only member of the genus ''Subcoccinella''. It has the typical, almost semi-spherical, ladybird shape and is patterned with spots. However it differs from many of the well-known ladybirds in being neither smooth and shiny nor an eater of aphids: the wing-cases look velvety and it eats fungal moulds on plants.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded May 13, 2021.