Metallic Blue Ladybird

Curinus coeruleus

Blue lady beetle with two orange markings on the pronotum (hard shell between wings and head).
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Naming

Orcus coeruleus
Blue Lady Beetle ID Requested, Photo captured in Bangalore, India
 Curinus coeruleus,Metallic Blue Lady Beetle

Distribution

Native to the Caribbean but widely introduced for biological control
Curinus coeruleus - Metallic Blue Lady Beetle Another eerie ‘Darth Vader’ looking bug. It is always interesting how evolution works. The bright orange eyes and nose, give the bug a mouse look, yet the bug is way too small to imitate a mouse dimensions. But, I have seen caterpillars and butterflies imitating snakes. This works because the predatory bird only recognizes the hostile shape, NOT the size, so I have read.

Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
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Food

Normally scale insects (order Homoptera, suborder Coccoidea), but also will feed on aphids and the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri)

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCoccinellidae
GenusCurinus
SpeciesCurinus coeruleus