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Coccinella algerica - Mature larva A day or so before pupating into this pupa:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/90648/coccinella_algerica_-_pupa.html" title="Coccinella algerica - Pupa"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/90648_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1609372810&Signature=4Gm7arMvxQHBb76yOgCjudDVleg%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Coccinella algerica - Pupa Pupa resulting from this larva:<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Amazing shot! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy - at close to 10mm these mature larva are doable even with my kit :o) Posted 8 months ago
      1. You get a nice depth of field whilst being this close! Posted 8 months ago
        1. Keeping that camera as parallel as possible to the length of the critter *rolleyes* - but thanks Ferdy ;o) Posted 8 months ago

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Coccinella (Coccinella) algerica Kovàr 1977 is a species of Ladybird Beetle known from northern Africa and the Canary Islands. It is very closely related to the common 7-Spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata), but generally considered to be a species in its own right.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Mar 5, 2020. Captured in LP-301, 38712 Breña Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.