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Old Nov 28, 2007, 1:01 PM   #1
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Default Lady Beetle I - Life Cycle

This is Cycloneda sanguinea, a Lady Beetle formerly known as the Blood Red Lady Beetle, but now called the Spotless Lady Beetle bacause there are more orange ones than red (this one is red). Both larvae and adults eat aphids. See Part !! - The Hunt http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...jump_to=827285

1) The adult
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2) The larva
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3) The pupa
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4) Newly emerged adult with a remnant of the pupal case
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Thank you for your posts. I learn so much from them.


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Thanks, Roger. I enjoy doing them, and it is always nice to know it is appreciated.
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cool series penolta!

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Very informative, penolta! Are you also an entomologist?
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Very informative, penolta! Are you also an entomologist?
No, not really. I had some training and work experience in the subject and could have been (even published a few papers long ago), but I stuck with the birds. I just have wide interests in Natural History. As long as these things are happening in my own back yard, they are hard to ignore.

Thanks Sabine and Hung for looking and commenting.
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Another great post Penolta, I really enjoy the things I learn besides photography in Steve's forums. I would love to bring my macro lens and hang out in your back yard for a few afternoons!

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