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Asian Ladybug (Larva & Pupa)

Asian Ladybug (Larva & Pupa)
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2702 W: 278 N: 4891] (19780)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 20:27
Viewed: 3117
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For the last month and a half I have noticed hundreds of these strange looking insects on the Soybean plants behind the house.

I originally thought they were two completely different insects, until I spent some time searching photos in my guide book. I have discovered they are the larva and pupa stage of the Asian Ladybug.

Originally introduced into the United States 30 years ago to control aphid and other harmful insect populations, the Asian Ladybug has become a pest to many homeowners.

They congregate in large numbers in the fall, and then seek shelter from the coming winter weather by invading homes whenever the opportunities arise.

To view a video about these home invaders click here

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Hi Ron,
Great find. It's very unusual I think to have these two stages of life of the lady bug on a leaf at the same time and in such good quaility. I like this, really well done. Hilarious, introduce a pest, then introduce another pest to get rid of the last one, and so on, and so on. Have a fine day.

HI Ron,
interesting species I understand within their lunch :)
Very good point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Ron, Wow what a fabulous image of these interesting creatures my friend, good lighting with amazing contrasty colours, nice and sharp with splendid clarity, great effort here Ron and very well done,
Best Regards,


PS Very interesting note!.

Very interesting Ron! Beautiful photo with wonderful colors and very good sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-27 0:33]

This is very interesting image of the bug's larva and pupa, good capture of both. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2011-09-27 2:10]

Hello Ron.
Intersting and well presented picture showing two different stages of developpment of the Asian Ladybug. I had noticed these too and I found out later the same as you. I like especially the little pupa which looks like a little car. I have a picture in my archives somewhere, where they are several of these parked cars on a leaf.
Kind regards

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-09-27 2:36]

Hello Ron,
impressive macro shot! Great sharpness and excellent light.
Great depth and splendid colours.!
Well done

Ciao Ron, interesting trio with two stage of lady bug's life, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Good composition with excellent detail and nice colours. They must be doing a good job if there are so many of them! regards yiannis

hello Ron
very good shot to post on TN with great details good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-09-27 12:15]

Hello Ron
Great image. Lovely colors, and excellent sharpness, so we can see a lot of details in the Larva and Pupa.Best regards Siggi

Hi Ron,

Excellent macro shot of these lady beetle larva with great clarity & sharpness.
very good observation too. Well done & TFS.

New to me Ron. A fascinating study for a couple of old Boy Scouts eh? Not sure how the leaf likes it...hmmm.

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