Monday, July 07, 2014



As I came back from shopping this morning I noticed a tendril of the Viginia Creeper was loose. I went to move it back and saw this odd Beetle Larva. I hitched up the ring flash and got some 2x life-size pix with the Tamron 90mm and an 8 dioptre lens.
I will put it on Flickr ID please and see if it can be identified, Also on the beetles group as well. It doesn't seem to be the right colour for a ladybird larva. I bet if the sparrows see it it won't last long. They love ferreting through the creeper and the Cotoneaster for spiders and insects. Been identified as a ladybird pupa. I had not seen one in this stage previously, only the grey/black colour.
Probably a Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis Now on the 9th I found another one close by. 

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