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Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua ladybug

Hippodamia quinquesignata ambigua

Description:

Ladybug stretching its wings in the morning.

Habitat:

Urban office building landscape area, Point Richmond, CA.


No species ID suggestions

15 Comments

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Emma and Ashish--I really enjoy photographing ladybugs!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Amazing Misako!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Welcome Misako... the observation is so nice... Never expected such one pose from a Ladybug beetle... =)

misako
misako 6 years ago

@Emma: this species is shaped similarly to convergent ladybugs, have no spots, and no "dash-shaped eyes." It seems they can have spots, but I have always seen spotless ones. Here is what bug guide.net says:

Identification
"H. q. ambigua exhibits the pale area on the lateral pronotum often confined to the apical corner, elytra 'almost always' immaculate, with or without convergent spots ... and confined to the west coast, west of the Sierra / Cascade mountains. These characteristics found combined, rule out the other possibilities ..." (comment by Tim Moyer)
http://bugguide.net/node/view/302650

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Ashish...I was lucky this one was so busy stretching its wings.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Appreciate your amazing shooting.. these little beetles are very tough to spot...

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Misako ,what is the main distinguishing characteristic of this lady bug?
Does it have a line running thru it?

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you MayraSpringmann!

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Maria!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Lovely!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

great series, Misako!

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you Dilek Cifci!

misako
misako 6 years ago

Thank you PattyC--this was the first time I have seen a ladybug doing this.

patty
patty 6 years ago

Beautiful series Misako, amazing how you captured its whole opening (or closing) wings process =)

Dilek Cifci
Dilek Cifci 6 years ago

Amazing series misako

Richmond, California, USA

Lat: 37.93, Long: -122.38

Spotted on Apr 13, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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