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Old 10-12-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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Maybe someone can explain the difference between the native and the Asian ladybug. These were taken at Iroquois NWR, NY

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Old 10-12-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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Regardless of spot configuration on the elytra (wing covers), Asian multi-colored lady beetles have a white pronotum with a roughly M-shaped black marking on it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:27 AM   #3
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Regardless of spot configuration on the elytra (wing covers), Asian multi-colored lady beetles have a white pronotum with a roughly M-shaped black marking on it.
So are you back home now?

Do all my ladybugs qualify as Asian?
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
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We're still in England (using a borrowed computer); will be back in WV on the 17th. And yes, I believe that all of your specimens are the Asian import...
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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Sooo many variations to them isn't there?
That second one looks like it's wearing a Mickey mouse cap
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