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Vibidia duodecimguttata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Coccinellidae
Scientific name  Vibidia duodecimguttata
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Vibidia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Beetle
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Similar  Vibidia, Beetle, Oenopia, Cream‑spot ladybird, Halyzia sedecimguttata

Vibidia duodecimguttata pupa dance


Vibidia duodecimguttata is a species of ladybird beetle belonging to the family Coccinellidae, subfamily Coccinellinae.

It is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.

Its head and pronotum are yellow-brown, with 12 whitish spots, six on each elytron (hence the Latin word duodecimguttata, meaning twelve-spotted as if by drops).

The adults grow up to 4 mm (0.16 in) long and can be encountered from April through September.

This beetle is mycophagous, mainly feeding on the powdery mildew fungus (Oidium), diseases affecting some trees (including oak and hazel).

References

Vibidia duodecimguttata Wikipedia


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