Image Number: 1402135

Descriptor:
Adult(s)
Description:
Both adult and larval lady beetles are important predators of aphids. Adults can consume 50 aphids per day, while larvae kill 10 to 25 per day. Adult convergent lady beetles are black with orange or red wing covers with 12 black spots (spots are sometimes indistinct). The pronotum has two converging lines and a white margin.
Image type:
Field

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Image location:
United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Coccinellidae
Subfamily: Coccinellinae
Tribe: Coccinellini
Genus: Hippodamia
Subject: Hippodamia convergens Guerin-Meneville, 1842

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Subject: Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type) L.
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Image uploaded:
Sunday, March 10, 2002
Image last updated:
Thursday, December 16, 2010