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Ladybird (Orange-spotted) Coccinella leonina

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Coccinella
Species: C. leonina
Binomial name: Coccinella leonina
Common name: Orange-spotted ladybird

Coccinella leonina is a species of ladybird native to New Zealand. It is black with 16 orange spots and is about 5–6 mm long. It is present from to subalpine habitats down to sea level. It is a predator which specializes on aphids as an adult and larva, which it hunts in grass/spear grass/tussock. 


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