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White Ladybug?
Location:  Michigan
August 25, 2010 10:18 am
I found this ladybug crawling on one of our kayaks in Michigan (not to worry, I moved it before I went out onto the water). I’ve never seen a white ladybug before, so I have to ask, what is it? Is is a species separate from red ladybugs, or some kind of albino insect?
(Also, I apologize if you receive multiple emails from me. I attempted to send this earlier, but the photograph may have been too large and it didn’t seem to send properly, so I cropped the image and tried again.)

Ashy Gray Lady Beetle

Hi Kevin,
We believe this is an Ashy Gray Lady Beetle,
Olla v-nigrum (See BugGuide), though we would not discount it being another species.

Correction: November 23, 2010
WE just received numerous corrections of Lady Beetle identifications including this Fifteen Spotted Lady Beetle,
Anatis labiculata.  The Discover Life website has some nice matching photos.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Michigan

2 Responses to Fifteen Spotted Lady Beetle

  1. nedved says:

    This is Anatis labiculata. May turn purple with ageing.

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