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Seven-Spotted Ladybugs Mating

Coccinella septempunctata

Description:

Each species of ladybug has its own pheromones for attracting a mate. When they find each other, the male grips the female from behind and holds on tight. They can copulate (stay together) for more than 2 hours at a time. Female ladybugs can store a male's sperm for 2-3 months before laying eggs. Ladybugs tend to lay their eggs where food is abundant. http://www.ladybuglady.com/ladybugmating...

Habitat:

Point Richmond roadside grass area.

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4 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Added Smith'sZoo!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Oh boy, this pic is for so many missions, but you could add this spot to the "Wild Love" mission
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9068...

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful series!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Richmond, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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