Subfamily: Coccinellinae (typical ladybirds)

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This subfamily includes the typical Labybird Beetles that are large, shiny and usually spotted.

Cheilomenes lunata

Harmonia virgintiduomaculata

Cheilomenes lunata. [image by H. Robertson , Iziko].

 

Harmonia virgintiduomaculata, Chequered Ladybird, 8-9mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Micraspis striata

Oenopia cinctella

Micraspis striata, Humbug Ladybird, 4mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Oenopia cinctella, Black-ringed Ladybird, 5mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Psyllobora variegata, larva (fungus feeders). [image by H. Robertson , Iziko].

Hippodamia variegata. [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

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