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A larva of C. septempunctata

A larva of C. septempunctata
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Copyright: Pawel Chmur (cloud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-06-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EF 70-200L + ext. tubeKenko 36mm, Hoya HMC Super UV(0)
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-30 4:58
Viewed: 1617
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Almost everyone know ladybird especially the seven-spot ladybird but a larva of this species know not much. This year I've met on the potato leaves many of them.
Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird is the most common ladybird in Europe. Its elytra are of a red colour, but punctuated with three black spots each, with one further spot being spread over the junction of the two, making a total of seven spots, from which the species derives both its common and scientific names .
An adult seven-spot ladybird may reach a body length of 7.6–10.0 mm (0.3–0.4 in). Their distinctive spots and attractive colours are meant to make them unappealing to predators. The species can secrete a fluid from joints in their legs which gives them a foul taste. A threatened ladybug may both play dead and secrete the unappetising substance to protect itself. The seven-spot ladybird synthesizes the toxic alkaloids, N-oxide coccinelline and its free base precoccinelline; depending on sex and diet, the spot size and coloration can provide some indication of how toxic the individual bug is to potential predators

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Hello Pawel
Very interesting specimen and excellent macro.Fine composition,wonderful natural colours and great details.Thank You.
Have a nice weekend!
Best regards

Ciao Pawel.
Macro interessante di questa larva di coccinella ben fotografata con un’ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori,interessanti le note bravo.
Ciao Marco.

hello pael
very good sharpness and good details
lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Czesc Pawel,
na prawde bardzo ciekawe stworzenie. Super makro. Swietny punkt widzenia, kolory i ostrosc.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-06-30 15:51]

Hi Pawel,magnificent macro of this little larva of a coccinella,great light management on this difficult white background and spectacular details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Pawel,
A very interesting insect with excellent colors and very good focus. Splendid details and superb clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

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