Transverse Ladybird Beetle
A species of ladybird beetle in the family
Coccinellidae (fig.) and with the scientific name Coccinella transversalis. It has an
overall black head, with two tiny orangey-red dots; a black thorax, also with to
lateral orangey-red spots, one on the left and one on the right front; and
orangey-red elytra, each of which is marked with two black, three-lobed
markings, that are often V-shaped or
This species occurs from the Indian Subcontinent to Southeast Asia and
Australia, and is considered friendly to agriculture, because it preys on a wide
array of plant-eating insects and larvae that damage crops.
See also POSTAGE STAMPS.