Thirteen-spotted lady beetle

Thirteen-spotted lady beetle

name = Thirteen-spotted lady beetle

regnum = Animalia
phylum = Arthropoda
classis = Insecta
ordo = Coleoptera
familia = Coccinellidae
genus = "Hippodamia"
species = "H. tredecimpunctata"
binomial = "Hippodamia tredecimpunctata"
binomial_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
The thirteen-spotted lady beetle ("Hippodamia tredecimpunctata") is a species of lady beetle. Adult lady beetles have domed backs, mainly oval, often shiny with short legs and antennae. They have two wing covers. They are usually red to orange in color. This species has thirteen dark or black spots. The larvae are slightly flattened and covered with miniature spines. Very small eggs are laid in groups of 10-50 on undersides of leaves.

External links

* [ NatureServe Explorer entry]
* [ University of Minnesota Pest management]
* [ images of various life stages]

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