Ladybird in Winter
|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2016-12-01|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-12-04 23:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Captured this Ladybird seeking sustenence from a wild flower a few days ago. I am surprised to see some insects still active despite the onset of winter.|
Coccinellidae is a widespread family of small beetles ranging from 0.8 to 18 mm (0.0315 to 0.708 inches).
They are commonly yellow, orange, or red with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, heads and antennae. However such colour patterns vary greatly. For example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species, have whitish spots on a brown background. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 6,000 species described.
Coccinellids are known as ladybugs in North America, and ladybirds in other areas. Entomologists widely prefer the names ladybird beetles or lady beetles as these insects are not classified as true bugs.
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- [2016-12-06 14:47]
Hi Ram,butterflies are gone but there is still something of interesting despite the season,a lucky meeting with this ladybird,and you caught very well this opportunity,i like the composition and the sharpness too,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano