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