Propylea quatuordecimpunctata

walwyn Mon, 05/04/2009 - 23:34
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14-spot ladybird - Propylea 14-punctata


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14-spot Ladybird Larvae


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Propylea
Species: P. quatuordecimpunctata
Common Name: 14-spotted ladybird.

This small ladybird is considered invasive in North America. However, it is also thought that it might act as a biological control of the Russian wheat aphid.