Coccinella transversalisCommon name: Transverse Ladybird

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found all over Australia and in parts of Asia.

Description: From 4 millimetres to 8.5 millimetres long. The domed wing-covers are an orange to orange-red colour with black transverse markings.

Notes: This is the most common ladybird in Australia. The adults and larvae feed on aphids.

We have photographed this beetle from November to May.

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References: Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Their biology and classification. Adam Slipinski. 2007

Atlas of Living Australia