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Vierpunktiger Ölkäfer It looks like a ladybug but it is actually a leaf beetle Geotagged,Lachnaia hirta,Spain,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Vierpunktiger Ölkäfer

It looks like a ladybug but it is actually a leaf beetle

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  1. Ladybugs are beetles too, but from another family. This is not a Mylabris but a Lachnaia sp. - it has 3 not 4 black spots. I am not sure which one though - a few of them look very similar.
    http://aramel.free.fr/INSECTES11-30.shtml
    http://molevol.cmima.csic.es/gomez-zurita/pdf/Gomez-Zurita%20and%20Petitpierre%202010%20Bol%20SEA.pdf
    http://culex.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/European%20Chrysomelidae/lachnaia%20hirta.htm
    http://culex.biol.uni.wroc.pl/cassidae/European%20Chrysomelidae/lachnaia%20pubescens.htm
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you for the information! :)
      Now I now a little bit more about this beetle :)
      Posted 5 years ago

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''Lachnaia hirta'' is a species of leaf beetles from the subfamily Cryptocephalinae. It is found in northwest Africa, on the Iberian Peninsula and in southern France, southern Italy and on Sicily.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Amanda
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Uploaded Jul 12, 2015. Captured May 12, 2013 12:46 in Carrer Colom, 1, 08880 Cubelles, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm