Sospita vigintiguttata

Sospita vigintiguttata

Sospita vigintiguttata (Linnaeus 1758) is a Ladybird Beetle with a Palearctic distribution. It is known from a large number of countries ranging from the Iberian peninsula to eastern Russia (probably), but it is rare or scarce over it's entire range.
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Appearance

The normal colour pattern has 20 pale spots on a darker background, arranged in a fixed manner. Newly emerged beetles (from june-july but mostly late summer to fall) are reddish-brown with white spots and gain more colour very, very slowly with most beetles reaching a pure black with white or yellow spots only after overwintering.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCoccinellidae
GenusSospita
SpeciesSospita vigintiguttata
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