Friday, October 9, 2015

Ladybugs Mating - a Tango

Ladybugs or Ladybirds mating dance - little beetles and the timeless tango of Nature. This is a process that goes on for hours apparently - and they cover a lot of territory on a large white SUV - these are just the "highlights". Late September seems like an odd time to mate, but they can have multiple broods throughout the warmer weather. You will see a brief glimpse of a Ladybug larvae - all stages of ladybug evolution can co-exist at one time in the late summer. These are Asian Ladybugs or Ladybird beetles (Harmonia axyridis) in a very remote area of the Great Smoky Mountains.  More information from the Ladybug Lady

Ladybugs Mating

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