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Post  unit649 on 7/31/2013, 11:34 pm

I think it is an Asian Lady Beetle.  But just not sure.  It appears to have 19 spots and is a redish-orange color.  I have looked at a lot of pictures, but just afraid it might be the copper colored spotted mexican bean beetle, which has 18 spots.  How can you tell the difference?
edited to add: I do have what I believe are spider mites on this cucumber plant, and the beetle had just come up from under the leaf. There is some kind of white stuff on the beetle, so I would like to think it is eating those nasty mites.


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Post  camprn on 8/1/2013, 8:08 am

Those are some fine shots of the critter. Check with bugguide.net in the beetle section.


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Post  Pollinator on 8/1/2013, 9:53 am

@unit649 wrote:I think it is an Asian Lady Beetle.

Yes, it is. A good friend to have in the garden, although they can be a nuisance, when they want to move into your home with you in the fall.

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Post  unit649 on 8/1/2013, 11:23 pm

camprn, thank you.  I could not find a picture of the rust colored mexican bean beetle-bad guy, at bug guide.  But did find a picture of one at

This rust colored mexican bean beetle is very similar to a good ladybug, but the color is different and they only have 16 black spots.

Compare the bad guy above to the Asian Ladybug that I found, below. The Ladybug has 18 or 19 black spots and black on its head.

Pollinator, thank you also.  I am sure glad to have it in my garden.

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