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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Tortoise-shelled Ladybird (Harmonia testudinaria)

Also known as the Netty ladybird, the tortoise-shelled ladybird is a species of ladybird beetle native to Indonesia, New Guinea and Northern Australia. Like other ladybird beetles the tortoise-shelled ladybird’s diet consists almost exclusively of aphids. Young are often laid on food plants and will feed there until they pupate.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Coccinellidae-Coccinellinae-Harmonia-testudinaria

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