Subject: Ladybug or carpet beetle?
Location: Eastern Europe, Romania
November 29, 2012 8:33 am
I found this little thing today next to my window, at first I thought it was a ladybug but it’s brown and the black dots are so large that they connect. I found a 2nd one which was already squashed to the window. Based on my google research it may be a carpet beetle but the pattern doesn’t quite match.
Signature: Alexandru Costin

Fourteen Spotted Lady Beetle

Dear Alexandru,
This is actually one of the Lady Beetles, and it is known as the Fourteen Spotted Lady Beetle,
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata You may read more about the Fourteen Spotted Lady Beetle on the Urban Wildlife Guide.

Hello Daniel,
Thank you so much for the reply, I was afraid I had a carpet beetle infestation brewing somewhere.
I’m glad I helped the first one I found and let it fly away and I feel bad for the one I found squished.

Location: Romania

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