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Spot ID Characters for the Family


Lady Beetles

Key Characters:

      • Body oval and convex
      • Black with red spots or red/orange with black spots
      • Tarsi appear 3-3-3, actually 4-4-4

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Ladybird beetle adults are oval and brightly colored.  They appear to have three tarsal segments, but actually have four.  A small bead-like third segment is nested within the second segment.  Larvae are flattened and covered with spines.  Both the larvae and adults are predaceous on aphids.