My niece and her business partner found this Giant
Ladybug near their restaurant in the Millcreek area of Salt
Lake City, Utah. It was the biggest and roundest ladybug
they had ever seen. One of the striking characteristics
of this beetle is the black border that lies under the wing
covering (elytra). © Carol Davis, 11-28-2011
This beauty is a native ladybug, unlike the crabby
Multicolored Asian Ladybug that sometimes bites and has
invaded America. It was a huge beetle and because of its
size made me wonder if it could actually be a ladybug.
They feed off aphids in trees. I
let it go in my yard; I hope it survives.
© Carol Davis, 11-28-2011
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