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Convergent Ladybird beetle

Hippodamia convergens

Notes:

Most coccinellids overwinter as adults, aggregating on the south sides of large objects such as trees or houses during the winter months, dispersing in response to increasing day length in the spring. We observed these guys all around the pine tree pictured here, not just on the south side. There were literally thousands of ladybugs aggregating under the leaf litter. Very cool!

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3 Comments

misako
misako 9 years ago

Great photos!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Amazing pictures Makita!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Wow! What a great sight. I think o them as one at a time little bugs in my garden; so amazing to see a mass of them.

Eva Varga
Spotted by
Eva Varga

California, USA

Spotted on Jan 7, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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