Pumpkin orange ladybird

My first-time encounter with an orange ladybird (Halyzia 16-guttata). These small insects count either eight or six large creamy spots on each side of their body and habitually feed on fungus (mildews, i.e. those infecting plant leaves) and aphids. The last couple of days have been quite warm in Paris and its suburbs where the shots were taken and this adventurous little beetle was enjoying the late November sun.

Location: Paris, France

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2 thoughts on “Pumpkin orange ladybird

  1. Indeed! From what I read, they are quite common but until this one I had only seen the black & red specimens. At first, I thought it was some kind of hybrid.

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