Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP InsectsASDP Ants ASDP Opisthopsis sp ASDP Bees Amegilla chlorocyanea Bee Braunsapis sp Exoneurella eremophila Bee Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Mating Lasioglossum (Homalictus) ASDP Beetles Bush Cockroach (Ellipsidion humarale) Snout Beetle (Lixus) Transverse Ladybird ASDP Butterflies & Moths Banksia Moth – Caterpillar Caper White Butterfly Chequered Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus ssp sthenelus) Day Flying Moth / Mistletoe Moth Heliotrope Moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides) Noctuinae (Caterpillar) Processionary Caterpillar ASDP Diptera Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata) ASDP Hemiptera / Heteroptera Crusader Bug (Mictis profana) Ground Shield Bug ASDP Orthoptera ASDP Katydid (Taeniomenae) ASDP Wasps Potter Wasp Torymus Chalcid Wasp ASDP Tropidoderus gracilifemur

Alice Springs Desert ParkFauna Flora Nature Theatre Nocturnal House

One of the common ladybird species is the Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), also known as the Transverse Lady Beetle. They can be seen in the desert park, as well as urban gardens, parks and reserves.

The Coccinella transversalis prey on a variety of plant-eating insects, especially a large number of aphid species and leafhopper species, among other insects.

Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Transverse Ladybird (Coccinella transversalis), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Subclass: Pterygota
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Suborder: Polyphaga
  • Infraorder: Cucujiformia
  • Superfamily: Coccinelloidea
  • Family: Coccinellidae
  • Subfamily: Coccinellinae
  • Tribe: Coccinellini
  • Genus: Coccinella
  • Species: Coccinella transversalis

Footnote & References

  1. Transverse Ladybird, Australian Museum, https://australian.museum/learn/animals/insects/transverse-ladybird/
  2. Coccinella transversalis, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinella_transversalis
  3. Coccinella transversalis, Friends of Queens Park Bushland, https://www.friendsofqueensparkbushland.org.au/coccinella-transversalis/
  4. Transverse Ladybird Beetle – Coccinella transversalis, Brisbane Insects and Spiders, https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ladybirds/Transverse.htm

ASDP InsectsASDP Ants ASDP Opisthopsis sp ASDP Bees Amegilla chlorocyanea Bee Braunsapis sp Exoneurella eremophila Bee Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Mating Lasioglossum (Homalictus) ASDP Beetles Bush Cockroach (Ellipsidion humarale) Snout Beetle (Lixus) Transverse Ladybird ASDP Butterflies & Moths Banksia Moth – Caterpillar Caper White Butterfly Chequered Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus ssp sthenelus) Day Flying Moth / Mistletoe Moth Heliotrope Moth (Utetheisa pulchelloides) Noctuinae (Caterpillar) Processionary Caterpillar ASDP Diptera Bee Fly (Australiphthiria sp) Bee Fly (Ligyra cingulata) ASDP Hemiptera / Heteroptera Crusader Bug (Mictis profana) Ground Shield Bug ASDP Orthoptera ASDP Katydid (Taeniomenae) ASDP Wasps Potter Wasp Torymus Chalcid Wasp ASDP Tropidoderus gracilifemur

ASDP FaunaASDP Arachnida ASDP Birds ASDP Insects ASDP Reptiles Dingo Ghost Bat Greater Bilby Numbat Red Kangaroo Short-beaked Echidna Spinifex Hopping Mouse Western Quoll

Alice Springs Desert ParkFauna Flora Nature Theatre Nocturnal House