24-spot Ladybird

Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata

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Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata (the 24-spot ladybird) is a beetle in the family Coccinellidae. It is the only member of the genus Subcoccinella. It has the typical, almost semi-spherical, ladybird shape and is patterned with spots. However it differs from many of the well-known ladybirds in being neither smooth and shiny nor an eater of aphids: the wing-cases look velvety and it eats fungal moulds on plants.

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  1. (c) Alejandro Ocampo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/46587199
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subcoccinella_vigintiquatuorpunctata

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