Ladybug – Black with 2 yellow eye spots
Location: (Southern CA) Newhall California 91321
August 17, 2010 12:42 am
Hey There Bugman
I have a background in Entomology but I cant identify this ladybug. Can you help? I have never found one quite like this. It definately has that ”Mimic” sort of eye spots going for it check it out. Found Summer 2010 on Blackberry
Sadly, some of the important characteristics, like the markings on the thorax, are missing from your photos because of the camera angle and the leaf in the foreground, but we believe we have found a close match with a photo of a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle, Harmonia axyridis, that is posted on BugGuide. The BugGuide information page for the species does indicate a C Spot pattern, but your pattern is reversed from the one illustrated.
Correction: November 23, 2010
We just received the following comment correcting our previous identification: “This is Olla v-nigrum. Harmonia has more wide white parts on thorax and, as mentioned above, reversed C-shaped spot.”