|Copyright: boedy soesanto (boedy)
|Date Taken: 2014-01-04|
|Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-01-04 16:37|
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|ladybug (family Coccinellidae), also called ladybird beetle, ladybug of approximately 5,000 widely distributed species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) whose name originated in the Middle Ages, when the beetle was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and called “beetle of Our Lady.”|
nine-spotted ladybird beetle [Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Ladybird beetles are hemispheric in shape and usually 8 to 10 mm (0.3 to 0.4 inch) long. They have short legs and are usually brightly coloured with black, yellow, or reddish markings. The colour of the wing covers and number of spots vary among species. The pattern of the nine-spotted ladybird beetle (Coccinella novemnotata), which has four black spots on each reddish orange wing cover (elytron) and one shared spot, is an example of the typical colour pattern of ladybird beetles. (Encyclopedia Britanica).
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- [2014-01-05 2:00]
Interesting Ladybug-species. I never have seen a black one like this. Excellent sharpness and fine colours. Thanks!
Magnfic photo of this ladybug species hunting.
It is very interesting alimentíceos their habits because they eat aphids, which sometimes attack strongly to our plants. The larvae are also predatory, and better than the adults!
Have a nice sunday.
- [2014-01-05 14:35]
Hi Boedy,spectacular macro on this very rare black ladybug,a very difficult pic and a magnificent capture with great sharpness,details and reflections in the best exposure,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano