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Coccinella algerica - Larva having lunch Complete larva here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/90649/coccinella_algerica_-_larva.html" title="Coccinella algerica - Larva"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/90649_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1605744010&Signature=rUWtVn0w5clcu8C4%2FxjewlOgoN8%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Coccinella algerica - Larva Probably early in its last (4th) larval stage<br />
Portrait of same larva having lunch here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/90650/coccinella_algerica_-_larva_having_lunch.html<br />
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  1. omg this feels like what an aphid would see, scary! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Can only hope they don't see too sharp close by and will know what hit them ... Posted 7 months ago
      1. From this scene, it looks like they can. Check out the left one with the teary eye, looking at the massacre. "Noooooooooooooo......not Roger, leave him alone!" Posted 7 months ago
        1. *lol* Yes, I see what you mean ... I realize now the full extend of the gruesomeness :-| ... maybe we should introduce a rating system to block content for minors?! Posted 7 months ago, modified 7 months ago
          1. I think that would be a great dishonor to Roger. The world needs to know what happened here. Posted 7 months ago
            1. Of course, of course ... how could I overlook that! I feel a whole new career as journalist in defence of the meek looming :o) Posted 7 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.