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Six Spotted Zigzag Ladybird Beetles (Cheilomenes sexmaculata) A pair of Six Spotted Zigzag Ladybird Beetles on the leaf of a hibiscus tree. This photo was taken on yet another 33 degree tropical day here in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Additionally, I've just finished my final exams for this semester, which means more frequent posts:) Animalia,Animals,Beetles,Caribbean,Cheilomenes sexmaculata,Insecta,Insects,Six Spotted Zigzag Ladybird Beetle,Trinidad and Tobago,Zigzag Ladybird Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Six Spotted Zigzag Ladybird Beetles (Cheilomenes sexmaculata)

A pair of Six Spotted Zigzag Ladybird Beetles on the leaf of a hibiscus tree. This photo was taken on yet another 33 degree tropical day here in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Additionally, I've just finished my final exams for this semester, which means more frequent posts:)

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  1. Are you awaiting the result of the exams, or already know them? In any case, looking forward to more of your awesome posts. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! I'll get my results in September at the start of my second year, meanwhile, I'll make an effort to learn more about wildlife and post more blogs:) Posted 4 months ago
      1. Wow, that's a huge wait time. Fingers crossed! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Wonderful shot Wesley. Thanks for sharing Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you Niel, I appreciate it! Posted 4 months ago
  3. Awesome capture! And, congrats on finishing your exams :). Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you Christine! Posted 4 months ago
  4. Great photo, and congratulations on your exam completed. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Ernst! Posted 4 months ago
  5. Gorgeous! And congrats on your exams! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you so much Lisa! Posted 4 months ago

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The Zigzag Ladybird (Cheilomenes sexmaculata - previously Menochilus sexmaculatus), is a Ladybird (Coccinellidae) in the sub family Coccinellinae. It is an important predator of many insects such as aphids, thrips, whitefly, coccicids and psyllids with a worldwide distribution and common aphid feeding species being found in Pakistan, India, Borneo, Jawa Indonesia, U.K. Philippines, Islands of Bali, France, Sumatra and South Africa.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Wesley Goorachan
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By Wesley Goorachan

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Uploaded May 13, 2021. Captured May 11, 2021 13:21.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/8.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 75mm