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Sospita vigintiguttata A fairly scarce Ladybird beetle - I&#039;ve only found the species myself two or three times. This is the &quot;spring colour&quot; form: After overwintering the beetle is black with yellow and white. The new generation that emerges in fall is brownish instead of black and only gains more colour very slowly, mostly during overwintering.<br />
Larva of the same species here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49861/sospita_vigintiguttata_-_larva.html" title="Sospita vigintiguttata - Larva"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/49861_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1516838410&Signature=DUaSTC1CDEG%2BKMXRZg2MwFFjAzM%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Sospita vigintiguttata - Larva Larva of the rare Sospita vigintiguttata, found about a mile from this imago (so it procreates in the general area):<br />
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Sospita vigintiguttata

A fairly scarce Ladybird beetle - I've only found the species myself two or three times. This is the "spring colour" form: After overwintering the beetle is black with yellow and white. The new generation that emerges in fall is brownish instead of black and only gains more colour very slowly, mostly during overwintering.
Larva of the same species here:

Sospita vigintiguttata - Larva Larva of the rare Sospita vigintiguttata, found about a mile from this imago (so it procreates in the general area):<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49856/sospita_vigintiguttata.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Sospita,Sospita vigintiguttata

    comments (3)

  1. What a beauty! Does it have a common name? Posted 8 months ago
    1. It does in Dutch : Twintigvleklieveheersbeestje :o)
      The species is missing from the British Isles and doesn't occur in the Nearctic, so not native to English speaking regions. If it pops up there I suppose we would have to come up with something creative, because "Twenty-spotted Lady Beetle" is already taken by Psyllobora vigintimaculata.
      Posted 8 months ago
      1. Too bad it's already taken, would be a logical name indeed :) Posted 8 months 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 Apr 18, 2017.