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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Yvette, Jun 13, 2007.
I call these teenager's because they are no longer yellow and are not yet red.
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.
Will this yellow ladybird turn red..
This is rather new to me, having never seen the progression.
What set up are you using Yvette
Where are you in Florida
Thanks Ciao. It has been very interesting watching the different stages.
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.
That's Anthony, not Ciao. Ciao is my salutation... kind of like "Bye, Anthony". :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
No, they will not.
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:
Sorry, stupid me.:biggrin:
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.
Haven't seen your posts in a while... but that picture is great!
Also.. your lens list is.......growing!
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:
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.
LOL Bob F.
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:
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.