Ed. Note: This posting was created from a followup correspondence from Curious Girl who submitted some photos of Lady Beetle Larvae for identification. The addition of images of a different species of an adult Lady Beetle resulted in a distinct posting.
Subject: Lady Bird Nymphs* from Portugal
January 28, 2014
Danke Daniel (I am in Germany at the moment, soon to return to my beloved Portugal),
It’s hard to keep all the insect terms straight but that’s what is so great about the site is it educates us neophytes :^D
So, the 7 spot at least I have pics of in her (his) adult form as well, but in Porto (about 30km or so southwest).
And a couple others since I’m here and a little loopy tired…
So glad to know what I was seeing. Seems the 7 spot is native then to Europe even if the other is not. Funny how humans have so changed the world even beyond the Asian Lady. :^)
Muito obrigada to Mardikavana for the IDs. Awesome!
Later I’ll send some of the Asian variety spotted (ha ha) in Germany. :^)
Hi again Curious Girl,
We have posted your new photos of a Lady Beetle, but we have not had any luck determining the species.
Ed. Note: Thanks to a comment from Curious Girl, we now know that this is a Cream Streaked Lady Beetle, Harmonia quadripunctata, which is pictured on Wikimedia Commons .