Monday, 2 July 2012

Ladybirds of Malaysia

As you would expect, the closest match for the ladybirds of Singapore would those of neighbouring Malaysia. An interesting website to explore is the ongoing blog Malaysian Ladybird BeetlesJoento is an amateur entomologist from Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia.It is interesting to match some of the images of Malaysian species from this site with Singaporean images posted on Flickr.

Micraspis discolor

A yellow ladybird was spotted and photographed at Telok Blangah in SW Singapore in January 2012. This has the same elytra (wing case) and pronotum (neck guard) as the Micraspis discolor on the Mayalsian site.

Chilocorus nigritus

A dark, almost metalic looking ladybird has also been spotted in Choa Chu Kang New Town,Singaore in 2008. It looks quite like  the Curinus coeruleus species sometmes found in Malaysia

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