Is this a Ladybug?

haxuan(Vietnam)August 14, 2010

I found this tiny creature in my garden. I wonder if it's a Ladybug?

Thanks for your confirmation.

Xuan

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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

This doesn't look like any type of ladybug I have seen in the northern U.S. Perhaps it is another kind of beetle. I believe that ladybugs have a black head. The head and eyes of your insect do not look typical.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ladybug

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 2:54AM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

Thank you Sprout. It clearly looks different from a Ladybug.

I wonder what it is and whether it's a friend or a foe!

Xuan

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 4:10AM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

It appears to be about the right size and shape. Check out the link below. Apparently they don't all have spots.
And this site has more identifying information that might be useful:

http://www.drmcbug.com/ladybugs.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Asian ladybugs

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 3:20PM
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haxuan(Vietnam)

Thank you, Woodyoak. I've bookmarked the page and will read carefully.

Xuan

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 1:17AM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

Hi Xuan,

It looks to me to be Rodolia pumila, a kind of Ladybug. -It is a good guy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rodolia pumila images

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 3:38PM
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