by Chrisy Solo
This week’s crawly is a painted beauty. Meet the painted lady beetle (Mulsantina picta).It’s easy to see how the painted lady beetles got their name. While they vary a lot in color, from bright reds, yellows, greens and oranges to more subdued shades of brown and tan, none of them have spots.Their nontraditional markings – or lack thereof – are just one of the painted lady beetle . . .