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

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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
Thanks Ciao. It has been very interesting watching the different stages.
 
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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
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.
 
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Originally Posted by Yvette
Thanks Gale. Yes it is a ladybug. Actually it turns red with black spots. I am going to post some of the adult a little later. I got the whole life cycle so I am very excited. [/QUOTE

Harry's answer.

Great continuation of the earlier series.

Yes, the elytra will turn reddish, but I doubt that it will develop black dots.

The species name is Cycloneda munda and it usually has more or less unicolorous elytra.
See the above post by Harry S. Confusing, isn't it.:confused::confused:

Bob F.
 
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Haven't seen your posts in a while... but that picture is great!

Also.. your lens list is.......growing!
 
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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.
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:

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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)
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.
 
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Haven't seen your posts in a while... but that picture is great!

Also.. your lens list is.......growing!
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:
 
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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:

Cheers
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.
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.
 
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