My grandma found this insect that looks like a lady beetle. but I couldn't find out the species. I live in South India and it is currently monsoon here. I only have a photo. Please do tell me what this is. red beetle with black spots

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    $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae i am not sure it can be anyting else than this $\endgroup$ Sep 14 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ It does look like a lady bird. It's very common in North India during monsoons. $\endgroup$ Sep 14 at 14:00
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it does look like a lady bird but I couldn't pinpoint the species like it has a red head and 10 spots.. $\endgroup$
    – Antony Roy
    Sep 14 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ Did it have orange legs? The photo isn't that clear. $\endgroup$ Sep 16 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. Identifications questions should also include: 1) the location (the more specific the better — i.e. include the region since India is huge and diverse) where you observed this organism; 2) habitat information; and 3) an estimate of the size of the organism. Please edit your post to include this essential information. ——— Please see the tour and then go through the help center pages starting with How to Ask questions effectively for details about using this site. $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Sep 16 at 20:37

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