Pink and Gray Lady Beetle

lady beetles feeding on cabbage aphids in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in Kitale, Kenya, April 2013. Length is about 5mm.

Many lady beetle species are highly variable in color and pattern which can make identification difficult. Even though this is a poor photo I am sure that the color of this one is unique enough to allow identification.

Coccinellidae -- Lady Bird Family

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Kenya Natural History

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