Friday, November 27, 2009

Singapore Stamp: Tortoise-shelled Ladybird

The tortoise-shelled ladybird (Harmonia testudinaria, syn. Heteroneda reticulatais an average sized yellow ladybird with stripes along and across the body in a net pattern. It has two black stripes running from the eyes to the wing covers. The larvae are brownish with some creamy markings. The pupa is an orange yellow colour.

It is common in north Queensland and also found in New Guinea and Indonesia.

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