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Copyright: Miguel Angel Menegotto (miguel5526) (107)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-24
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-25 14:25
Viewed: 1444
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
They are small insects, with a reduced size from 5-8 millimeters . Rounded or oval , glossy, often brightly colored , with black spots on a orange background , yellow or red, in the form of spots or stripes (not a carapace but thick transformed wings, he called elytra that protect functional wings for flight , the second pair ) . Some species are hairy . His head, antennae and legs are black. The short limbs . Since they are useful , colorful and harmless to humans, insects are traditionally viewed sympathetically and are even have considered in some places sign of good luck, and that the killing is taken as an omen of bad luck.
The vivid colors of ladybugs serve to keep out predators, which typically associate bright colors (especially orange and black or yellow and black ) with poison . This is called aposematic coloration or aposematism . In fact, some ladybugs are actually toxic to small predators , such as lizards or small birds, though a human could eat several hundred ladybugs no effects [citation needed] . They are totally harmless , as any human being could be catching some without that use some kind of self defense.

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Ciao Miguel, great macro of lovely ladybug, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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