November 5, 2009
Hi. I found this insect hanging out on the leaf of a tall Conyza canadensis growing in my back yard in Denton, Texas at the end of October. It looks to me like a member of Coccinellidae, but I can’t find it on any lists.
Denton, Texas, USA
We were a bit busy when your letter originally arrived, and we are posting it two months late. Though it appears to be a Lady Beetle, this is not a Ladybug, but rather, a Swamp Milkweed Beetle, Labidomera clivicollis. You may verify this on BugGuide.