Dot Rose

Day 169


June 18, 2011
Variegated Lady Beetle

Day 169 - June 18, 2011 - Variegated Lady Beetle

This is a Variegated Lady Beetle (Hippodamia variegata), a non-native species that has only relatively recently (since the 1980s) been found on this side of the Atlantic). Like all the lady beetles, they are predaceous on other insect pests and are welcome in the garden or (as here) the farm.