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scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 2, 2003
6:31 PM

Post #722536

Ok.I'm sure one of you experts will know what it is .
...This is the best pic I could get.
...This is the only one I have ever seen,It is like a ladybug...maybe slightly larger...body is Shiney Black With 1 large and one small bright red spot on each wing...and there are vivid white markings on the head also.
...As a rule I leave ladybugs alone (except for clusters in the corner on a warm fall day)
Thanks,

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Monocromatico
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
(Zone 11)


December 2, 2003
7:17 PM

Post #722564

Ladybugs and related beetles usually eat the aphids and caterpillars... I wish I would have some around here too
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2003
8:04 PM

Post #722589

Do a Google Images search for lady beetles and you'll see many different forms, including yours. :-)
nathalyn
Knoxville, TN
(Zone 7a)

December 2, 2003
8:58 PM

Post #722626

scooterbug, I found a couple of sites that indicated that ladybugs are sometimes black with red spots! Also,found the attached site that shows another kind of beetle that is black with red spots. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/predators/chilocorus.html

Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

December 2, 2003
9:12 PM

Post #722636

It looks like it might be the black form of the two-spot ladybird. http://www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk/beetle3.htm
scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

December 2, 2003
10:06 PM

Post #722658

Nat, already looked at that one, someone at BGI told me earlier.

Kelli,That black one is real close except for missing white marking on the head. If you put the white marks on the black one that would be it,

Thanks you 2,

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