Striped Ladybird
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Citrus Whitefly Ladybird
Striped Ladybird (Micraspis furcifera)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Beetles (Coleoptera)
Family: Ladybird (Coccinellidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Striped Ladybird (Micraspis furcifera)
This Photo:     Pre-winter Huddle

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
It seems that colony's like this are often seen at the beginning of winter. They gather together to hibernate for the winter and keep each other warm.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Pale yellow lady bug with black stripes.
Or is it black with yellow stripes?-)

Copyright © 2012-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-May-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.