Six-spotted Zigzag Ladybird

The Six-spotted Zigzag Ladybird (Menochilus sexmaculatus) is the 2nd most common species in our area. Below is the most common colors variants. Before observing them in mating position, I considered different colors variants to be different species. Like seven-spotted ladybird species, this species is also a human friendly species, which work as biological control agent. The generic placement of this species has not been conclusively resolved. The scientific name Menochilus sexmaculatus is used by Slipinski in 2007. Other scientific names of the species includes: Cheilomenes sexmaculata, Chilomenes sexmaculata and Menochilus quadriplagiatus.

Six-spotted Zigzag Ladybird (Menochilus sexmaculatus)

7 comments:

Isabel said...

I would not at all say that you are an amateur looking at these pictures! Beautiful captures!

Kala said...

You've captured some great details of this insect.

Vhincci Subia said...

Wow!great shots! I'm always learning here!

Elettra said...

fantastic!!!!!!!!

[U]ndeR[G]rounD said...

nice picture,,

PhotoPixie said...

What an unusual looking ladybird! Beautiful photos too.

Anna said...

Beautiful capture, never seen one of those here. I always thought there was only one in the world, the one with dots, lol. Anna :)