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A Golden Ladybug

Golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang saw it first. She's the education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis. What she saw--in a grassy field at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, west of the central campus--was a golden...

Golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Zipping along, a golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Zipping along, a golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Zipping along, a golden ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Ladybugs in February

Ladybug in February

The overwintering ladybugs tucked in the leaves of our tangerine tree are gone.Sunny temperatures hit 75 degrees, and off they went. Guess they thought it was spring.Anyhow, they made a glorious sight as emerged from the folds of a tangerine leaf. One...

Ladybug in February
Ladybug in February

OVERWINTERING ladybug perches on top of a tangerine tree leaf as temperatures hit 75 degrees. This is an introduced species, Coccinella septempunctata, as identified by Natalia Vandenberg, a USDA employee with the Systematic Entomology Lab, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

'Crawl Space'
'Crawl Space'

LADYBUG (Coccinella septempunctata) crawls down a tangerine leaf on a sunny day in February. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back Up
Back Up

LADYBUG (Coccinella septempunctata) crawls back up a leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5:11 PM
 
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