Spotted Lady Beetle (Coleomegilla maculata fuscilabris)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Spotted Lady Beetle (Coleomegilla maculata fuscilabris)

New to my buggy life list. This ladybug gal was laying eggs earlier in the morning.

native ladybird beetle (source: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1653/0015-4040%282006%2989%5B85%3ADTRAFO%5D2.0.CO%3B2)
preys on aphids

Learn: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in327

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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spotted ladybug laying eggs on Bidens alba

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