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Lady bird larvae

Lady bird larvae

While kneeling in among long grass trying to capture a noisey wren (they make a noise which belongs to a bird 4 times their size) I came across these larvae. They remind me of Ladybird larvae but are bigger, about a centimetre, and the wrong colour. I am assuming they are larvae for some beetle - does anyone know what they are? Having done some searching I think this is a ladybird - the ladybird larvae I had before were red and black and seemed smaller.



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Date: Wed June 4, 2008
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I think you are right about it being a ladybird larva Viv, and you have shot it beautifully.
#1 Wed June 4, 2008 5:27pm

I agree - this is a super shot Viv. Linda
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#2 Wed June 4, 2008 6:25pm

very good shot Viv, Looks Like a Ladybird........Jimmy.
#3 Wed June 4, 2008 6:33pm

Thank you very much. I was struggling with lack of light - it started to rain just after this. Viv
#4 Wed June 4, 2008 7:42pm

My Latin is nowhere near your French but blueus grubbus comes to mind....we do not see a lot of ladybirds where I live...nice image sharpness Viv...john
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#5 Fri June 6, 2008 12:14am

Viv this is a great shot, and yes you are correct its a ladybird larvae. I have them all over my miniture willow. This is such a clear image, the colours are amazing. I have tried to do some shots similar to this but they don't like the camera and keep running away. Keep em coming!
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#6 Tue June 10, 2008 10:23pm

Thank you very much John and Jacquii! Viv
#7 Sat June 21, 2008 11:41am

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