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yellow ladybug

yellow ladybug
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Copyright: ridvan iron (ridvan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-15 8:50
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hi all ı have never seen before yellow laydbug this one is Thea vigintiduopunctata .hope you like it.have a nice days.

Coccinella septempunctata
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Sevenspotted Lady Beetle
The sevenspotted lady beetle, repeatedly introduced to North America from Europe for the biological control of aphids, was established in the early 1970s in New Jersey, apparently from an accidental introduction. It has since spread naturally or been introduced to many northeastern and north central states. C. septempunctata may be a more effective predator than some native lady beetle species, displacing them in some areas.

Comparatively large (7-8 mm) with a white or pale spot on either side of the head. The body is oval, and has a domed shape. The spot pattern is usually 1-4-2, black on the orange or red forewings. Lady beetle larvae are dark and alligator-like with three pairs of prominent legs, growing to 7-8 mm in length. Eggs are spindle shaped and small, about 1 mm long.

Habitat (Crops)
Aphid infested crops, including potatoes, legumes, sweet corn, alfalfa, wheat, sorghum, and pecans.

Pests Attacked
Reported prey include pea, cowpea, green peach, potato, corn leaf, melon aphids, and greenbug.

Life Cycle
Adults overwinter in protected sites near the fields where they fed and reproduced. In spring, emerging beetles feed on aphids before laying eggs. Females may lay from 200 to more than 1,000 eggs over a one to three month period commencing in spring or early summer. Eggs are usually deposited near prey such as aphids, often in small clusters in protected sites on leaves and stems. The eggs are small (about 1 mm) and spindle-shaped.

C. septempunctata larvae grow from about 1 mm to 4-7 mm in length over a 10 to 30 day period depending on the supply of aphids. Large larvae may travel up to 12 m in search of prey. A second generation may appear about a month later. The pupal stage may last from three to 12 days depending on the temperature.

In the northeastern United States, there are one to two generations per year before the adults enter winter hibernation. Development from egg to adult may take only two to three weeks, and adults, most abundant in mid- to late summer, live for weeks or months, depending on the location, availability of prey, and time of year.

C. septempunctata is spreading to new areas each season. Conservation can best be accomplished by following integrated pest management guidelines as outlined in the tutorial of this guide.

Pesticide Susceptibility
Tolerance to some pesticides at recommended application rates is likely. Overwintering adults may be less susceptible than active adults and larvae.

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Merhaba Rıdvan,
Sarı renkli uğur böceğini ilk görüyorum. Çok güzel bir fotograf. Paylaştığın için teşekkürler.

This kind of ladybug is fairly common in Italy, you can see many of them in little time.

About the photo, great details, sharpness and colors, the spots seem painted in it. What is where it was posed on?

Great photo

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-04-15 9:17]

Hello Ridvan,
this is one of the smaller Coccinellidae species. Its name is
- Thea vigintiduopunctata
(meaning 22 spots)
The species is not rare. In contrast to its relative Coccinella septempuncata, the species does not feed lice but on mildew fungi.
Best wishes, Peter

Merhaba Rivdan, great macro with wonderful colors, splendid blurry BG, lovely details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Ridvan!
What a nice and beauty ladybird! :) Great macro with interesting POV and very good details.
TFS and best greetings,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-04-15 10:33]

Hi Ridvan,

I never knew there even was a yellow lady bug! This is a wonderful shot of it with good colors and details. You show it off well. TFS


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-15 11:09]

Nice composition !wonderful colors! Nice shot!! God POV !Greetings. Carme.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2007-04-15 11:32]

Selam Rıdvan,
O kadar arazide geziyorum bu renk lady bug görmedim.
Nerden bulursun bunları?Harika detaylar ve bakı açısı.
Ellerine sağlık.

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-04-15 12:12]

Amazingly sharp focus on this unusual yellow ladybug. Outstanding details, vivid colors, excellent exposure, perfect POV and DOF with great neutral background. A favorite and best example of macro of ladybug I have seen.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-15 13:28]

Hi Rivan.
What an excellent close-up shot you have taken. Amazing composition and great sharpness of the image, vivid colours and perfect POV. Your note is excellent too. Bravo. Superb done.

Bonjour Ridvan
Elle est très jolie cette macro de cette belle petite coccinelle avec une jolie présentation, les détails le BG et les contrastes sont réussis très jolis couleurs.
Bravo et merci ....JP

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-15 14:37]

Hi Ridvan

Superb macro shot, I really like the pose and its a excellent POV with nice sharp detail, very good colours. Its funny as I seen my first Yellow Ladybird today too, mine was a 14-Spot one but my shots weren't good enough too post.

TFS Hil :o)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-15 15:31]

Hi Ridvan. Great macro shot of the Ladybug. Great detail and sharp focus. with fine colour and POV.well done..TFS..

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-04-15 15:36]

hi ridvan, exdelent shot with good details.,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-15 15:49]

Hello Ridvan,
Excellent picture of this yellow 22spots ladybug. Great sharpness and lovely colour. I never have seen this species until now in my region.
Best regards

A yellow Lady Bug is a novelty for me, Ridvan.
Thanks for showing us one.
The picture is well captured. The colours and details are perfect.
Well done and TFS.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-04-15 16:16]

hi ridvan
très belle image avec cette couleur jaune peu classique, notamment en France. Excellente netteté.


Bonjour Ridvan,
Magnifique coccinelle jaune à 22 points, présentée par une jolie photo macro, nette et bien composée.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-16 2:41]

Wow great capture of this fly. I love the way it is in the edge.

Hi dear ridvan ,
great details with nice BG.
beautiful colours.
great work
thanks and regards

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-04-16 14:26]

Merhaba Ridvan,
Sarisini ben de ilk defa görüyorum. Fotograf herseyiyle çok güzel. Tebrikler.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-04-16 17:40]

Very nice composition and nice visibility of details Ridvan.TFS

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-04-16 18:00]

Muito bom, exelente trabalho de macro uma qualidade muito boa,cores vivas e nitidas meus parabéns.

Hello Ridvan, :)

Excellent! Great sharpness and Colour saturation, like how you captured her on this object, really makes her the center of attention. Very well composed, thanks so much for sharing! Take care, and be well my friend.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-17 15:04]

Hello Ridvan,
Surely it's NOT Coccinella septempunctata. II agree with the ID Peter gave. Anyway the shot is nicely composed and colours/details are quite well preserved.
Best greetings and TFS!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-17 21:22]

Hello Rivdan,
Fantastic details in this excellent macro with beautiful colors, this is new to me also, thanks.

Hello Ridvan,
This is a very unusual specie to me as the ones I see here are red and black :) This is a good macro of this cute insect with nice details, POV and composition. This is well done with interesting notes. Thanks!

Hola Ridvan.
Muy buena toma de esa mariquita, muy buena luz y nitidez.El color amarillo es precioso.Un saludo.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-04-22 12:49]

This is really pretty lady bug,what colourful one..Good DOF&POV.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-23 11:40]

Hello Ridvan,
Brilliant macro of this Ladybird showing very sharp details and beautiful colour. ice composition and interesting note too.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-04-25 16:05]

splendide coccinelle jaune et noir
beaux détails et belle netteté


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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-04-26 13:23]

Great shot of this lovely ladybird. The details in the face are quite good.
I have quite a few of the 22spotted version my slef. you often find them under leaf matter in corners where the wind has caused leaves and debris to clutter.


it keep good lucking!

Rıdvan merhaba,
öncelikle tebrik ediyorum. TN giriş sayfasında günün favori resimlerinden biri olarak seçilmiş.
gerçekten güzel bir çekim. netliği, kompozisyonu ve özellikle renkleri çok güzel. eline sağlık.

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