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Hippodamia variegata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Coccinellidae
Scientific name  Hippodamia variegata
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Coleoptera
Genus  Hippodamia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hippodamia, Adalia, Propylea, Propylea quatuordecimpunctata, Exochomus

Hippodamia variegata


Hippodamia variegata, the Adonis ladybird, also known as the variegated ladybug (US) and spotted amber ladybeetle (Aus), is a species of ladybeetle belonging to the family Coccinellidae, subfamily Coccinellinae.

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Hippodamia variegata Hippodamia variegata

It is present in the whole Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East, in North Africa and in the Oriental region.

Hippodamia variegata Variegated Lady Beetle Hippodamia variegata BugGuideNet

Head and pronotum are white-yellowish with a central black spot mask shaped. Elytra are red with a very variable number of black points (from zero up to thirteen).

Hippodamia variegata Lady Beetle Hippodamia variegata BugGuideNet

The adults grow up to 3–6 millimetres (0.12–0.24 in) and can be encountered from March through October. They mainly feed on aphids.

Hippodamia variegata FileHippodamia variegata01jpg Wikimedia Commons

Comprar hippodamia variegata mariquita


Subspecies

  • Hippodamia variegata variegata (Goeze, 1777)
  • Hippodamia variegata doubledayi (Mulsant, 1850)
  • Hippodamia variegata variegata var costellata - Laicharting
  • Hippodamia variegata variegata var undecimpunctata - Schrank
  • Hippodamia variegata var novempunctata - Schrank
  • References

    Hippodamia variegata Wikipedia


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