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Sospita vigintiguttata - Larva Larva of the rare Sospita vigintiguttata, found about a mile from this imago (so it procreates in the general area):<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49856/sospita_vigintiguttata.html" title="Sospita vigintiguttata"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/49856_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1594857610&Signature=jSQBTl7XSIkilr9HB0wohBUej5Q%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="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 />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49861/sospita_vigintiguttata_-_larva.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Sospita,Sospita vigintiguttata,nl: Twintigvleklieveheersbeestje" /></a></figure> Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Sospita,Sospita vigintiguttata,nl: Twintigvleklieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge

Sospita vigintiguttata - Larva

Larva of the rare Sospita vigintiguttata, found about a mile from this imago (so it procreates in the general area):

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.<br />
Larva of the same species here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/49861/sospita_vigintiguttata_-_larva.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Sospita,Sospita vigintiguttata,nl: Twintigvleklieveheersbeestje

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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.