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Propylea quatuordecimpunctata - Larva having lunch  Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Fourteen-spot Ladybird,Ladybird,Propylea,Propylea quatuordecimpunctata,larva,nl: Schaakbordlieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Poor aphid of course, but really awesome encounter and photo! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine ... and yes, I sure don't hope to reincarnate as an aphid .... LOTS of dangers lurking everywhere for those :-/ Posted 3 months ago

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The Fourteen-spot Ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) is a small lady beetle, native and widespread in the Old World, and invasive in North America. The background color ranges from cream through yellow to light orange, but not red. Only rarely are 14 separate spots present on the elytra; most commonly, several of the spots fuse into larger markings, particularly along the midline, where they often create a shape resembling an anchor, sometimes fusing to such an extent as to render the body.. more

Similar species: Beetles
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Uploaded Jul 7, 2019.