Hippodamia variegata

Spotted Amber Ladybird at Mount Majura

Hippodamia variegata at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024
Hippodamia variegata at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024
Hippodamia variegata at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024
Hippodamia variegata at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024
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Identification history

Hippodamia variegata 26 Feb 2024 AlisonMilton
Unidentified 26 Feb 2024 MAX

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User's notes

All were on Fleabane. Prolific mating / breeding, Adult Beetles + Larval instars. Feeding on Aphids (sucking fleabane sap). Please Refer to Barb's Post earlier today. Same phenomenon. We were removing Fleabane invasive weed. Conflict of interest here with Native Ladybird Beetles....

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abread111 wrote:
   26 Feb 2024
The second photo looks like a different species, I think. Barb

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Nearby sightings

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Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Mount Majura - 13 May 2024 by waltraud
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Watson, ACT - 22 Apr 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 8 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Majura - 8 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Mount Majura - 8 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 8 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Watson, ACT - 8 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Mount Majura - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 1 Apr 2024 by waltraud
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistachio) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Cullen tenax (Tough Scurf-Pea) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Mount Majura - 25 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 25 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) (Sawfly, Spitfire) at Mount Majura - 24 Mar 2024 by abread111
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Mount Majura - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Mount Majura - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Mount Majura - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Solanum nigrum (Black Nightshade) at Watson, ACT - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Lactuca serriola (Prickly Lettuce) at Mount Majura - 13 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistachio) at Mount Majura - 12 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Pimelea curviflora var. sericea (Curved Riceflower) at Mount Majura - 12 Mar 2024 by waltraud
Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca (Wild Sage) at Mount Majura - 10 Mar 2024 by MAX
Pyrus sp. (An Ornamental Pear) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2024 by abread111
Rosa sp. (A Wild Rose) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2024 by abread111
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2024 by abread111
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2024 by abread111
Sonchus oleraceus (Annual Sowthistle) at Mount Majura - 3 Mar 2024 by abread111
Lavandula sp. (Lavender) at Watson, ACT - 3 Mar 2024 by abread111
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Rytidosperma sp. (Wallaby Grass) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Poa sieberiana (Poa Tussock) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Watson, ACT - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) (Pale Flax Lily, Blue Flax Lily) at Mount Majura - 26 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Watson, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Trichonephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Majura - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Rosa sp. (A Wild Rose) at Watson, ACT - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear) at Mount Majura - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Aphididae (family) (Unidentified aphid) at Mount Majura - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Mount Majura - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Hippodamia variegata (Spotted Amber Ladybird) at Mount Majura - 25 Feb 2024 by abread111
Leptorhynchos squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Mount Majura - 22 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough Scurf-Pea) at Mount Majura - 22 Feb 2024 by waltraud
Setaria parviflora (Slender Pigeon Grass) at Mount Majura - 19 Feb 2024 by abread111
Chenopodium album (Fat Hen) at Mount Majura - 12 Jan 2024 by waltraud
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 12 Jan 2024 by waltraud
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Mount Majura - 11 Jan 2024 by waltraud
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Watson, ACT - 18 Dec 2023 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Mount Majura - 26 Nov 2023 by abread111
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Watson, ACT - 20 Nov 2023 by abread111
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Watson, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by waltraud
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Watson, ACT - 18 Sep 2023 by abread111
Teloschistes sp. (genus) (A lichen) at Watson, ACT - 18 Jul 2023 by Evie
Symonicoccus australis (Grass Coccid) at Watson, ACT - 27 Mar 2023 by abread111
Trapezites luteus (Yellow Ochre, Rare White-spot Skipper) at Watson, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by Steve_Bok
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by abread111
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Leucochrysum albicans (Hoary Sunray) at Watson, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by abread111
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Watson, ACT - 1 Jan 2023 by abread111
Grona varians (Slender Tick-Trefoil) at Watson, ACT - 1 Jan 2023 by abread111
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Watson, ACT - 17 Oct 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bossiaea prostrata (Creeping Bossiaea) at Watson, ACT - 19 Sep 2022 by abread111
Pyrus sp. (An Ornamental Pear) at Watson, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by waltraud
Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus) at Watson, ACT - 16 May 2022 by waltraud
Pyracantha fortuneana (Firethorn) at Watson, ACT - 9 May 2022 by abread111
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Watson, ACT - 14 Apr 2022 by abread111
Lepiota s.l. at Watson, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by MAX
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Cullen tenax (Tough Scurf-Pea) at Watson, ACT - 26 Jan 2022 by abread111
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Zornia dyctiocarpa var. dyctiocarpa (Zornia) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Watson, ACT - 25 Jan 2022 by abread111
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen tenax (Tough Scurf-Pea) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Cullen microcephalum (Dusky Scurf-pea) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Grona varians (Slender Tick-Trefoil) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Solenogyne dominii (Smooth Solenogyne) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Zornia dyctiocarpa var. dyctiocarpa (Zornia) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by waltraud
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Watson, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by WalterEgo

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Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 26 Feb 2024 12:11 PM Recorded on
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Additional information

  • Fleabane Weed Associated plant
  • Aphids, Heaps of them Associated Insect
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Larvae Breeding behaviour
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Waiting for prey to capture Insect behaviour on flower

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