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Lady Bug

Lady Bug
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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): By Cade [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 0:56
Viewed: 3190
Points: 10
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Commonly referred to as Lady Bugs these helpful critters are not bugs at all, they are beetles and their correct name is The Ladybird Beetle. There are about 400 different types of Lady Bugs in the Coccinellidae family in North America and about 4,000 species worldwide. The most common beneficial species in North America is the Convergent Lady Beetle.

All Lady Bugs have similar life cycles. Eggs are laid in the spring. When hatched the larvae will feed for several weeks and pupate into adults. The adults feed through the fall, then either lay eggs and die or hibernate over the winter, waking in the spring to feed and lay eggs.

Lady Bugs are the most widely used and best known form of biological pest control. Famous for their control of aphids, Lady Bugs will also consume large numbers of whitefly, mealybugs, scales, mites and many other soft bodied insects as well as bollworm, broccoli worm, cabbage moth and tomato hornworm. Lady Bugs will consume up to 1,000 aphids in it's lifetime in both their larvae and adult stages and work well in garden and greenhouse settings.

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une présentation parfaite, beaucoup de détails, on distingue bien les fils d' araignées , les couleurs sont parfaites, bon BG, bravo et merci du partage

Hi Banks.
Congrats for the excellent capure of this lady bug.Good colours and contrast.

Excellent macro. Nice sharpness and detail. Thanks for sharing.

Have a good day,


Those colours are just amazing,great macro shot.
And I like your framework on my (doe) my husband and I love John Deer products as well...:) thanks once again and we are a retired Air Force.

Nice Macro Billy, good colour saturation, good dof, well framed Cheers Rick

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