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Coccinella miranda Mostly quoted as an Canary Islands endemic, but there are some rumours it may have been recorder from Madeira too.<br />
After finding the ladybird in a slit under the headlight of the rental car I took her &quot;home&quot; for images.<br />
Overnight she:<br />
(a) Devoured a Coccinella larva found at the same road side stop and kept in the same tube - stupid, stupid  me :o((<br />
(b) Deposited some eggs in the tube that I had kept her in (together with the other larva) :o)<br />
The eggs were transferred onto a leaf and were eventually taken home to try and document a development cycle, that to my knowledge is not available yet for this species on the internet, so here is a start ...<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77099/coccinella_miranda_w._eggs_and_first_instar_larva.html" title="Coccinella miranda w. eggs and first instar larva"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/77099_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=rBVkPxskLpDybXXgPr3cOmtXpT0%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Coccinella miranda w. eggs and first instar larva Collage of a gravid female Coccinella miranda with the eggs she produced and a first instar larva that hatched from these. <br />
For complete story see with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77086/coccinella_miranda.html Coccinella,Coccinella miranda,Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,La Palma (Canary Islands),Ladybird,eggs,larva" /></a></figure> Coccinella,Coccinella miranda,Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Geotagged,La Palma (Canary Islands),Ladybird,Spain Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Coccinella miranda

Mostly quoted as an Canary Islands endemic, but there are some rumours it may have been recorder from Madeira too.
After finding the ladybird in a slit under the headlight of the rental car I took her "home" for images.
Overnight she:
(a) Devoured a Coccinella larva found at the same road side stop and kept in the same tube - stupid, stupid me :o((
(b) Deposited some eggs in the tube that I had kept her in (together with the other larva) :o)
The eggs were transferred onto a leaf and were eventually taken home to try and document a development cycle, that to my knowledge is not available yet for this species on the internet, so here is a start ...

Coccinella miranda w. eggs and first instar larva Collage of a gravid female Coccinella miranda with the eggs she produced and a first instar larva that hatched from these. <br />
For complete story see with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77086/coccinella_miranda.html Coccinella,Coccinella miranda,Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,La Palma (Canary Islands),Ladybird,eggs,larva

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Coccinella miranda is a ladybird beetle in the subgenus Spilota of the genus Coccinella and as such most closely related to the continental European Coccinella undecimpunctata.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Apr 6, 2019. Captured in LP-1, 38727 Barlovento, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.