Hippodamia variegata

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: This is an introduced species to Australia. It is native to the Palaearctic region.

Description: From 4 millimetres to 5 millimetres in length with an elongated body. The background colour is orange with variable black markings.

Notes: This species was first recorded in Australia in Queensland around November 2000 and has since spread across the entire country.

We have seen this beetle in October and November.

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