ReanaLouise's picture

Bug in garden

Observed: 22nd March 2013 By: ReanaLouise

Cany anyone tell me what this bug is? It's about 5-7mm long.
I've noticed an increase in bugs in my veggie garden (in Brisbane, Australia) this week, especially lady beetles (I've had the transverse lady beetle (Coccinella transversalis) since August 2012). We've had a bit of rain recently.
Thank you in advance!

    Likely ID
    Coccinella transversalis larvae.
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


dennis trunecka's picture

Coccinella transversalis.

C.transversalis is a useful beetle to have in the garden as both the adults and larvae eat aphids.