Subject: Lady bug or mimic?
Location: Honolulu, HI
March 26, 2017 2:40 am
My husband found this bug on our cribbage board and, after much reaearch, I can’t figure out what it is. I can’t find a single ladybug/bird that matches the color and spot pattern. I found the Anatis mali matched the spots, but the pattern and color of the pronotum doesn’t match.
We believe we have correctly identified your Ten Spotted Lady Beetle, Bothrocalvia pupillata, thanks to this posting on BugGuide. The species is also pictured on iNaturalist and on Lady Beetles of Hawai’i.