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Spotted Lady Beetle - Coleomegilla maculata Spotted Lady Beetles are a pinkish red color. Body shape is oval with six black spots on each elytron. The pronotum has two large triangular black spots. The head is black with a red triangular marking. Coleomegilla,Coleomegilla maculata,Geotagged,Spotted Ladybird,Spring,United States,beetle,lady beetle Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Spotted Lady Beetle - Coleomegilla maculata

Spotted Lady Beetles are a pinkish red color. Body shape is oval with six black spots on each elytron. The pronotum has two large triangular black spots. The head is black with a red triangular marking.

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''Coleomegilla maculata'', commonly known as the Spotted Ladybird, Pink Spotted Ladybird or Twelve-spotted Lady Beetle, is a large coccinellid beetle native to North America. The adults and larvae feed primarily on aphids and the species has been used as a biological control agent.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Dec 26, 2018. Captured Apr 28, 2017 13:25 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm