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Jul 26, 2012 1:49 PM

ID for black beetle with red, white and yellow spots?

Hello,  I've not been able to identify this beetle - can you help?  There's a large population over my chard and spinach which has run to seed.

 

Its black and a similar shape to a lady bird.  I thought it might be some kind of leaf or shield beetle. 

On its upper body its got 2 orange/red spots either edge of its upper body. 

Its then got 4 little white spots across the middle of its body, which go all around the rest of the edge of its lower body. 

It then has 2 vertical lines of yellow spots running from the middle band of white spots to the bottom of its lower body.

 

It seems more keen on crawling than flying.

 

I want to know if its a bug that may harm new plants....  I'm intending to replant that container soon....well start off from seed.... 

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