Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ladies in polka dotted sundresses

I promised you ladybugs. Here they are, from the same path as yesterday's wasps and bees:

Seven-spotted Lady Beetle, Coccinella septempunctata. An import.

Another seven-spot, on a fireweed stalk.

Harmonia axyridis

This is an eighteen-spotter, one of the many patterns of the Multicoloured Asian Lady Beetle. They're recognizable, whatever the number of spots or base colour of the wing covers, by the "W" on the pronotum. It's also an import.

I haven't seen any native ladybugs yet this year.

1 comment:

  1. I never knew the permutations of the ladybug. Your photos always lift my spirits.


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