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Posts Tagged: The Lost Ladybug Project

Sure Sign of Spring

Ladybugs mating; the female continues to munch aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's red and black with yellow all over? Ladybugs, aka lady beetles or ladybird beetles, laying their yellow eggs. It's a sure sign of spring when aphids emerge, and ladybugs feast on them. One ladybug can reportedly eat 5000 aphids in its...

Ladybugs mating; the female continues to munch aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ladybugs mating; the female continues to munch aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybugs mating; the female continues to munch aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up shot of ladybug eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up shot of ladybug eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up shot of ladybug eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Panoramic view of ladybugs, aphids, and ladybug eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Panoramic view of ladybugs, aphids, and ladybug eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Panoramic view of ladybugs, aphids, and ladybug eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Seeing Spots

Ladybug

If you spot a ladybug, don't just start reciting "Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home." Aim, click and shoot. With a camera, that is. Agricultural Research Service scientists and entomologists at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., and South...

Ladybug
Ladybug

A ladybug crawls along the leaf of a Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pupa
Pupa

A ladybug pupa on Russian sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 2:19 PM
 
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