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June 14, 2012 8:30 AM   Subscribe

Entomology filter: I've lived in Southern Ontario most of my life and I can't recall ever seeing this guy before.

He's about half a centimeter long.
posted by 256 to Science & Nature (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Larvae of Asian Ladybug

They like to eat aphids.
posted by rockindata at 8:38 AM on June 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

A ladybug larva. Good to have, as there are a lot of aphids about.
posted by scruss at 8:39 AM on June 14, 2012

Cool! Thank you!
posted by 256 at 8:39 AM on June 14, 2012

thats a lady bug!
posted by couchdive at 8:39 AM on June 14, 2012

The accordion on the rear end is necessary for the polka dots.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:17 AM on June 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

Funny, I live in WNY and just saw one of those for the first time recently also. Good to know!
posted by Blake at 9:25 AM on June 14, 2012

And I'm in Boston and found one on my pants leg not 15 minutes ago, and I had never seen one before this post.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:41 AM on June 14, 2012

Ha, you saved me a question. One of these bit/poked me this weekend and I'd never seen them before either.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 2:25 PM on June 14, 2012

I guess I really tapped into the zeitgeist with this one. Considering how common these guys must be, it's really startling that so many of us noticed them (again?) for the first time today.
posted by 256 at 3:48 PM on June 14, 2012

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