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unknown brown \"clawed\" bug on curry leaf

subang jaya, Malaysia

Hi all,

Can anyone help identify this brown colored bug with what looks like "claws" on the sides and "double-ended tail"? Several of these are on my curry leaf plant. Sorry if pic not clear, don't have good cam. Tks!

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Minot, ND

This is a pupa (or pupal case) of a lady beetle (family Coccinellidae). The vast majority of these beetles feed on other small arthropods (such as aphids), and thus often considered beneficial. There are some 'rogue' species in the subfamily Epilachninae that are plant feeders.

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