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Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle A beneficial insect that feeds on aphids.  They are very susceptible to insecticides, the use of which have diminished their populations in the wild. Chilocorus,Chilocorus stigma,Geotagged,Spring,United States,beetle,lady beetle Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle

A beneficial insect that feeds on aphids. They are very susceptible to insecticides, the use of which have diminished their populations in the wild.

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  1. It never ceases to amaze me how many ladybird beetle species there are, nice find! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! They are incredible. I think there's something like 5,000 species of ladybugs worldwide. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Oh wow, I had never looked that up. Mind blown! Posted 2 years ago
        1. Beetle diversity is insane. About 25% of ALL animals are beetles! Posted 2 years ago

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''Chilocorus stigma'', commonly known as the twice-stabbed lady beetle, is a native resident of the United States and Canada but does not live west of the Sierra Nevada. The two-stabbed lady beetle ''Chilocorus orbus'' is found widespread in California. It also lives in Oceania and has been introduced to Hawaii. It is shiny black in color, and there is one red spot on each elytron. The remainder of the body is black as well, but the abdomen is either yellow or red in color.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Apr 19, 2018. Captured Apr 14, 2018 13:58 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm