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  Striped Ladybird (Micraspis frenata)





Striped Ladybird | Micraspis frenata photo
Striped Ladybird larva

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Striped Ladybird | Micraspis frenata photo
Striped Ladybird larva with aphids.

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STRIPED LADYBIRD FACTS

Identification
Striped Ladybirds are medium sized orange ladybirds with three black stripes on their back. They can be found on tall grasses and weeds. The larva are dull brown with white spots, and black head and fairly long black legs.

Size
4mm

Food
Adults feed on fungus on grass seeds, pollen and nectar. Larvae feed on aphids.

Breeding
Striped Ladybirds lay eggs on food plants. The eggs hatch into carnivorous larvae, then pupate into oval pupae before hatching out as adults.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Coleoptera
Family:Coccinellidae
Genus:Micraspis
Species:frenata
Common Name:Striped Ladybird