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    Dear entomologists,

    WTF is this?








    Last edited by MNclone; 07-14-2012 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Added better pictures

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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Asian lady bug?

    Not an entomologist though



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Not an entomologist, but that's a pretty sweet picture! Nice shot (if it's yours)...



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Quote Originally Posted by SvrWxCy View Post
    Not an entomologist, but that's a pretty sweet picture! Nice shot (if it's yours)...
    Thanks, I did take them. I was set up much better to shoot the flowers than the bug, but it turned out alright anyway.



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Not an entomologist, but looks like it could be an asian beetle?


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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Not an entomologist, but looks like it could be an asian beetle?
    Coloring isn't right.





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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    ^^^ entomologist status unconfirmed



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    ^^^ entomologist status unconfirmed
    Coursework only. Not enough to know the answer without pulling out reference text.





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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Calling Bugs4Cy.

    Never seen one of those myself. I'm interested to hear what it is.



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    My initial reaction is that it is a cocinellidae, or ladybird, or ladybug, beetle. But, I've never seen this one before. My i.d. Gooks are at my office, and no quick luck on the Internet. There are over 450 Species in North America. Sorry.


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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    My initial reaction is that it is a cocinellidae, or ladybird, or ladybug, beetle. But, I've never seen this one before. My i.d. Gooks are at my office, and no quick luck on the Internet. There are over 450 Species in North America. Sorry.

    WOW...you somewhat stumped Bugs4Cy. I'm flabbergasted.



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    My initial reaction is that it is a cocinellidae, or ladybird, or ladybug, beetle. But, I've never seen this one before. My i.d. Gooks are at my office, and no quick luck on the Internet. There are over 450 Species in North America. Sorry.
    Stumping Bugs = WINNING!


    Last edited by MNclone; 07-14-2012 at 11:17 PM.

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    Re:Dear entomologists,

    Ladybug guide
    This may be helpful...


    Last edited by Jordanj6502; 07-14-2012 at 11:33 PM.

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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Ummm.... I'm out. Asian lady beetle probably of some species.... Harlequin ladybird....possibly.... Not a corn, soy, wheat, cotton pest that I am familiar with



    I agree.... Great photos! What type of camera?



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    Re: Dear entomologists,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    Ladybug guide
    This may be helpful...



    I gave this a shot and it told me that nothing existed with that description.



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