Subject: Two-Toned Asian Ladybird Beetle
Geographic location of the bug: Winter Park, Fl, 32792
Time: 10:54 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Discovered a Two-Toned Asian ladybird beetle by my porch light the other night. Believe that’s the proper ID, one mentioned on a similar photo that its possible that its its wing-case died, leaving one to be lack of red pigmentation?
Curiously, the other post was taken years ago at Disney World, so could this be possible that its genetic mutation instead?
How you want your letter signed: Alexis Comstock
Sorry for the delay. We were interrupted while creating a posting for your submission and it was saved as a draft and forgotten. The Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle is quite variable. The suspicion about the dead elytra or wing cover is interesting, but we don’t know if it is accurate.