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Convergent Ladybug Beetle
Coccinellidae
Hippodamia convergens
Type: Insect

Effect: Helper
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Coccinellidae
Lady Bugs
Cucujoidea
Cucujiformia
Plant Eating Beetles
Polyphaga
Multi-Eaters
Coleoptera
Sheath Wing
Endopterygota
Metamorphosis
Neoptera
New Wings
Pterygota
Winged
Dicondylia
Pre-Winged Insects
Insecta
Insects
Hexapoda
Six Legs
Arthropoda
Jointed Feet
Ecdysozoa
Molting
Protostomia
Mouth First
Bilateria
Two-Way Symmetry
Eumetazoa
True Higher Animals
Animalia
Animals
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


Coccinellidae Family
Hippodamia Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

This one was found in Utah.

General information about Convergent Ladybug Beetle :

The Convergent Ladybug Beetle is the most common of all ladybugs. AKA: "Ladybird Beetle".
The eggs are tiny and yellow. They usually lay their eggs on a plant somewhere.

The ladybug larvae is black with yellow-orange-red dots.
After molting a few times, the larvae create a spike covered cocoon. This pupa stage lasts for up to two weeks.

These beetles only live for about 3 months, within that time, the female may lay as many as 500 eggs.

Ladybugs that are born near the end of fall will hibernate all winter long.

Ladybugs don't taste good to birds.

This creature helps by:
They eat tons of aphids
You can attract this creature by:
You can buy this beetle for use as a pest controller. A way to attrack them naturally is to have a large infestation of aphids.

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Convergent Ladybug Beetle - Gardening_Helper
Convergent Ladybug Beetle - Gardening_Helper - May 23, 2009



Convergent Ladybug Beetle - Gardening_Helper
Convergent Ladybug Beetle - Gardening_Helper - May 23, 2009



Convergent Ladybug Beetle - Gardening_Helper
Convergent Ladybug Beetle - Gardening_Helper - May 23, 2009

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