For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa: please click on the following links: Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
Plants, Trees, Flowers: (Note: Unless plants fall into a specific species such as Cacti, they have been classified by their flower colour to make them easier to find) Bonsai - Cacti, Succulents, Aloes, Euplorbia - Ferns and Cycads - Flowers - Fungi, Lichen and Moss - Grass - Trees
Animals, Birds, Reptiles etc.: Animals, Birds, Fish and Crabs - Frogs - Lizards - Scorpions - Snails and Slugs - Snakes - Spiders - Tortoise, Turtles and Terrapins - Whipscorpions
Other photography:Aeroplanes - Cars and Bikes - Travel - Sunrise - Water drops/falls - Sudwala and Sterkfontein Caves etc. Videos: YouTube
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Ladybug - Ladybird
Ladybirds / Ladybugs come in many colors, some with spots and others with stripes. Most are carnivorous and feed on smaller insects like aphids, but some are herbivorus. This is the Potato Ladybird and is enjoying a meal of this leaf.
The Lunate Ladybird and its larvae are mostly found on roses.
Ladybirds are extremely hard to photograph as the light shines on their smooth surfaces and reflects back as glare.
I think this is the Ten-spotted Ladybird.......
and its larva. (sorry this is not such a good picure but the only one I have.)