Larva, Psyllobora vigintimaculata

Twenty-Spotted Ladybird Beetle


Psyllabora vigintimaculata larva, Twenty-spotted Ladybug

 

While most Ladybird Beetle larvae are well-known predators of aphids, members of the genus Psyllobora feed instead on plant material, specifically on powder-like mildews.

At seven syllables, the specific epithet vigintimaculata is surely one of the longest of all beetle names relative to the beetle's size.


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