Eye Spotted Lady Beetle

Subject:  Leopard spotted Ladybug
Geographic location of the bug:  Antrim County, Michigan
Date: 08/05/2018
Time: 03:25 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My daughter found this bug on the beach at Grand Traverse Bay and we couldn’t find any similarly spotted bug online. Can someone tell us the name of it?
How you want your letter signed:  David Hassing

Eye-Spotted Lady Beetle

Dear David,
We quickly identified this Eye-Spotted Lady Beetle,
Anatis mali, thanks to this BugGuide image.  It has been 11 years since we have posted this species to our site.  According to BugGuide:  “Arboreal where aphids are found.”  We always love posting images of native species of Lady Beetles whose numbers are on the decline, due in part to the introduction of the Asian Multicolored Lady Beetles.

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