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  • Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle - (Chilocorus stigma)

    Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle - (Chilocorus stigma)

    The Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle is an excellent friend to gardeners thanks to its ability to hunt and consume plant-harming bugs at an astonishing rate.


    Picture of Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle
    Staff Writer (1/26/2017): The twin red spots on the shiny black elytra of the Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle help in identifying it. Don't be fooled by its name; this beetle sports strong mouthparts capable of chewing through the tough armor-like exoskeletons of many other insects. This makes it a tremendous ally to gardeners and growers. The beetle naturally and organically rids plants of pests that may ruin leaves and fruit, or possibly kill the plant. They prey on scale and other things that can infect plants with fungi or viruses. Females place their fertilized eggs ain in the empty carcasses of scale insects for protection.

    Females are able to emit a noxious substance from their legs and they have a reputation for tasting bad. These two defense mechanisms reduce the likelihood of predation by birds or other small animals. Gardeners should be sure to recognize this Lady Beetle and not mistake it for obnoxious Asian Multi-colored Lady Beetles (the multi-spotted, stinky species known for moving into homes and buildings for shelter).

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    Details of the:
    Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle


    Category: Beetle
    Common name: Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle
    Scientific Name: Chilocorus stigma

    Taxonomy:
      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Coleoptera
          Family: Coccinellidae
           Genus: Chilocorus
            Species: stigma





    Size (Adult, Length): 3mm to 5mm (0.12in to 0.20in)

    Identifying Colors: black, red

    Additional Descriptors: helpful, flying, round, spots, dots, twin


    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska;New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; British Columbia; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico


    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.





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