Ed. Note: The original letter sent by Naaman was for the identification of the African Painted Bugs, and this pair of mating Convergent Lady Beetles was also in the photo.
February 13, 2010
Thanks! here are two more pictures of the ladybugs. maybe these help to identify them better?
Los Angeles, CA
Your mating Lady Beetles are the native Convergent Lady Beetle, Hippodamia convergens. You may compare your photos to images posted on BugGuide.