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Week 23 = June = It’s summer! And today’s a bank holiday, which is the best kind of Monday one can ask for 🙂

Here are some pictures of small lives taken this morning:          (Pictures were taken. Not lives.)

(1) 2-spot harlequin ladybug (Harmonia axyridis) with two big shoulder blobs in the shape of Australia

(2) Flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) with quite impressive foot pads

(3) Hover fly (Eupeodes corollae) enjoying the moment on a poppy flower #carpediem

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This seven-spot ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) has found the best spot in the park to enjoy the spring! Beautiful blossom and plenty to eat 🙂

The name “ladybug” was coined by European farmers who prayed to the Virgin Mary when pests began eating their crops. After ladybugs came and wiped out the invading insects, the farmers named them “beetle of Our Lady”. This was later shortened to “lady beetle” and “ladybug”.


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This is not just a ladybug like all others.. She has a cat tattoo on her left shoulder! 🙂

I always thought all ladybugs looked the same, but that’s not the case. According to Wikipedia, the spot size and coloration can provide some indication of how toxic the individual bug is to potential predators. It synthesizes the toxic alkaloids, N-oxide coccinelline and its free base precoccinelline; depending on sex and diet.

Seven-spotted ladybug or

Seven-spotted ladybug or “C-7” (Coccinella septempunctata)

Picture rotated and zoomed in:

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Hello Kitty


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Some photos I took this afternoon 🙂 I was especially thrilled to find the beautiful moth!

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7-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)

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Not sure that kind of spider this is?

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Red Soldier Beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

Wood Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)

Wood Leopard Moth (Zeuzera pyrina)

And: caleephotography is 3 years old! 😀

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