Ashy Gray Lady Beetle - Olla v-nigrum |

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Ashy Gray Lady Beetle (Olla v-nigrum)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Coleoptera > Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae

A polymorphic species (4-6mm) found throughout North America where it is a common aphid predator. Two main forms exist: a pale form with black maculations (about 8 per elytron), and a black form with a large red-orange spot on each elytron. The dark form may most easily be mistaken for other medium-sized red-spotted black lady beetles such as Chilochorus or Harmonia axyridis (dark form); the pale form is unlikely to be confused with any other species in California

1. California Beetle Project at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2. Robert D. Gordon. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico

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