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Hippodamia convergens

Common Name: Convergent Ladybird Beetle
Hippodamia convergens
Hippodamia convergens

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Hippodamia
Species: Hippodamia convergens

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Convergent ladybird beetles are 1/4" long, red-orange with black spots. Often, there are 13 spots. They have a black thorax with white converging lines. Overall their body is rounded and dome-shaped.

Habitat & Range

These beetles can be found throughout the US, Mexico, Southern Canada, and many parts of South America. They live in forests and fields, including agricultural fields.


Convergent ladybird beetles feed on aphids, and will often eat those found in agricultural fields.

Life Cycle

These beetles go through egg, larvae, pupa, and adult life stages.

Featured image by Neil Kelley.


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