Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Yvette, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    I call these teenager's because they are no longer yellow and are not yet red.

  2. I've seen yellow ladybugs before... even orange ones. But, I never realized that the color correlated to a phase in their lives and just thought that they were two different colored species of ladybug! Great pic by the way.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Will this yellow ladybird turn red..
    This is rather new to me, having never seen the progression.

    Super images.

    What set up are you using Yvette

    Where are you in Florida
  4. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Thanks Ciao. It has been very interesting watching the different stages.
  5. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Thanks Gale. Hope you aren't all getting tired of the ladybugs. I am in the Big Bend area. I used my 105 VR with a tripod.

  6. That's Anthony, not Ciao. Ciao is my salutation... kind of like "Bye, Anthony". :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
  7. No, they will not.

    Bob F.

  8. Oh, now I am confused. I thought that was implied in the first post. Now I have to get on the internet and research ladybugs when I have lots of work to do! :tongue::wink:
  9. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Sorry, stupid me.:biggrin:
  11. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Bob, I am not sure that it is Cycloneda munda. Here is a picture of one. http://www.stephencresswell.com/s/munda.html
    You will see that the black markings on the front are different. I think it is the Multicolored Asian Ladybird which comes in a variety of shades.
    Yes Anthony, it is very confusing.
  12. bozola


    Feb 28, 2006
    Seattle WA
    Haven't seen your posts in a while... but that picture is great!

    Also.. your lens list is.......growing!
  13. Well it is confusing. That's why there are so few specialists ... and even those that claim to be specialists (me included) makes mistakes fairly often :redface:

    The problem with the markings is that these are highly variable within one species even those on the elytra. But you might be right about the ID. I have seen dottless specimens of Harmonia axyridis.
    It is always risky to make such precise IDs based on photographs.

    And to think that I have repeatedly blamed Bob for rash conclusions (shame on me) :wink:

  14. I agree. I have fallen flat on my face many times in the past, and felt a right prat afterwards.

    My worst mistake was identifying a 10 spot ladybird that turned out to be two 5 spots mating. Eecky Thump.:eek::eek::eek::eek:

    LOL Bob F.
  15. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Thanks Frederic. I have not been on the forum that often anymore - just too much going on with the children at home.
    Yes, the lens list has grown but that is it for now. I think I have all that I need. Actually, I could just do with a flash now - a SB600 would do me fine :biggrin:
  16. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Thank you gentlemen for your input. I think it is wonderful that you are at least on this forum to give us some idea of what the bugs may be. I don't know about all the others that do macro, but I like to know the names of the bugs that I am photographing.