Spotless Lady Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Spotless Lady Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea)

a.k.a. Blood-Red Ladybird Beetle

Diet: aphids.

Keep in mind that Not all ladybugs without spots are native. Harmonia is an introduced species which can outcompete our natives, especially the species in the photo. (source:

If you buy ladybugs, check what species you are introducing. Many sold commercially are non-native species.


Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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