Category Archives: Coccinellinae

Project LBB: The drawing begins!

The lovely lady to the left is Cycloneda sanguinea, the Spotless Lady Beetle, the first drawing I tackled for Project LBB. (Actually the lovely lady is a male – notice the white vertical line at the center of the black-and-white … Continue reading

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Buggy goodness!

My catch of the day was a 6mm scymnine lady beetle larva, finally! I’ve never been able to raise scymnines – adults haven’t mated or laid eggs in captivity, the larvae I collected last summer all died within days – … Continue reading

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She’s a lady!

Thrill of the day: my 7-spotted lady beetle laid eggs in her container! (So she is really a lady ladybug.) I’ll release her later today, in case she gets any ideas about eating the eggs. I hope they’re fertilized and … Continue reading

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Lady beetle #3

This one is a Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle, Coccinella septempunctata. It was on the office door when I arrived at work this morning – I captured it and now it’s munching on colorful aphids on my desk. I’ve only seen the … Continue reading

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First lady beetle capture of the year!

It’s the second lady beetle of the year, but the first I was able to capture. It’s a native species, too, not the Multicolored Asian. I was able to capture it and it’s in a container on my desk with … Continue reading

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And the Coccinella paper pays off!

Thanks to this paper, I’ve been able to ID a new species for BugGuide based solely on a larval image! At least two Coccinella difficilis are surrounding a single Coccinella septempunctata in this photo:

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Coccinella larvae, you are mine!

Well, actually, Gordon and Vandenberg’s “Larval Systematics of North American Coccinella” is mine…I’m thrilled! It utterly made my day, especially because it came from Natalia Vandenberg via only one degree of separation. She’s one of my heroes – an entomologist … Continue reading

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