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Cheilomenes sexmaculata - development In a small "park" on the center of a large roundabout in Malang (Java, Indonesia) I found a few mature larvae and fresh pupae of Cheilomenes sexmaculata that I invited to travel along with us for a few days to shoot more images of the development :o) Cheilomenes,Cheilomenes sexmaculata,Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Geotagged,Indonesia,Menochilus sexmaculatus,Pupa,Teneral,Zigzag Ladybird,development,larva Click/tap to enlarge

Cheilomenes sexmaculata - development

In a small "park" on the center of a large roundabout in Malang (Java, Indonesia) I found a few mature larvae and fresh pupae of Cheilomenes sexmaculata that I invited to travel along with us for a few days to shoot more images of the development :o)

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The Zigzag Ladybird (Cheilomenes sexmaculata - previously Menochilus sexmaculatus), is a Ladybird (Coccinellidae) in the sub family Coccinellinae. It is an important predator of many insects such as aphids, thrips, whitefly, coccicids and psyllids with a worldwide distribution and common aphid feeding species being found in Pakistan, India, Borneo, Jawa Indonesia, U.K. Philippines, Islands of Bali, France, Sumatra and South Africa.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jan 16, 2019. Captured in Alun Alun Tugu | Malang, Jl. Tugu, Kiduldalem, Klojen, Kota Malang, Jawa Timur 65111, Indonesia.