Red eyed beetle
December 11, 2009
Hi, a friend sent this photo. The beetle was on his car in Florida, near Miami, in December.

Metallic Blue Lady Beetle

Metallic Blue Lady Beetle

Dear Curious,
This is a Metallic Blue Lady Beetle, Curinus coeruleus, a species native to the Caribbean that was imported from Mexico into Florida in the 1950s for biological control purposes according to BugGuide.  The orange spots are marking on the pronotum, not eyes.

2 Responses to Metallic Blue Lady Beetle

  1. t says:

    is it poisonous
    one bit me

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