I found this bug here outdoor on the wall of my backyard. I’m in California.

Red and looks like a cocoon, notice some tiny dots on its back. About 1cm. Does anyone know what kind of insect is this? Seen it there for a few days now.

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  • $\begingroup$ "Seen it there for a few days now" On the exact same spot or was it moving? $\endgroup$
    – iLuvLogix
    Apr 15, 2021 at 8:41
  • $\begingroup$ On the exact same spot! $\endgroup$
    – Serena Do
    Apr 15, 2021 at 15:38

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This looks like a lady beetle pupa. Given the appearance and your description of it's size, my guess would be of Harmonia axyridis.

Here'a link, with a picture of another pupa about half way down the page: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/in361. This species has a diversity of colorations, both on the adults and the pupa.

Here's an example of another pupa of what is most likely the same species (from https://bugguide.net/node/view/410817/bgimage): enter image description here


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