Polished Lady Beetle

Polished lady beetle crawling on a twig
Scientific Name
Cycloneda munda
Coccinellidae (ladybird beetles) in the order Coleoptera (beetles)

The polished lady beetle is one of our many native lady beetles. The members of its genus, Cycloneda, are called spotless lady beetles, and they look very similar to one another.

Learn more about this and other lady beetles (ladybugs) on their group page.

Other Common Names
Polished Ladybug
Red Lady Beetle
Immaculate Lady Beetle
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About Land Invertebrates in Missouri
Invertebrates are animals without backbones, including earthworms, slugs, snails, and arthropods. Arthropods—invertebrates with “jointed legs” — are a group of invertebrates that includes crayfish, shrimp, millipedes, centipedes, mites, spiders, and insects. There may be as many as 10 million species of insects alive on earth today, and they probably constitute more than 90 percent all animal species.