Subject: Daniel – Twenty-Spotted Lady Beetle?
Location: Hawthorne, CA
August 28, 2013 5:34 pm
Hi Daniel, I’m hoping you can confirm my identification of this small lady beetle that I fished out of the bird bath this morning.
Signature: Thank you, Anna Carreon

Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle

Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle

Hi Anna,
This individual does resemble the Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle,
Psyllobora vigintimaculata, posted to BugGuide.  Until someone indicates otherwise, we will post is as a Twenty Spotted Lady Beetle, though there does appear to be considerable variation as other images posted on BugGuide appear different.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for your response.  Did you choose not to post this?  I don’t see it at your site.

Hi Anna,
Thursday is a very long day at the real job, and this was the only posting our tiny editorial staff had time to prepare before heading off to a fourteen hour work day at the start of the new semester.  Alas, we neglected to hit the “publish” button and the posting never went live until Friday morning, so while it appears that we didn’t post anything new on August 29, that was because of an accidental oversight and too much running around preparing for a busy day yesterday.  Thanks for keeping us on our toes.

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