Blog post: Ladybugs: Are you sure they were ladybugs?

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jan 22, 2016 1:42 PM CST
Yep, more rain here too.

But are you sure they were ladybugs cause we are getting the copperish color ones that look like ladybugs. Can't remember what they are right off the top of my head though. But I don't think they are good ones. I hope they are ladybugs!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 22, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Well, I did not have my glasses on but I swear they looked like lady bugs when I saw them. So even though it is misting rain still, I had to go see if I could find any of them. I only found one beetle, and to me it did not look as orange as the others (could be just wishful thinking). Any how I caught the one I still found on the sheet and this is what he looks like. I had a very hard time getting the camera to focus as close as it needed to be to see any detail on such a small bug. The camera kept causing a shadow so I had to use a flashlight in my left hand and hold the camera and focus with my right.
No I am not sure exactly what it is!
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Well, I got out my magnifying glass and counted 18 spots, and I came up with what is a pretty close match. A Ten Spotted Ladybug. Not an exact match but I am wondering if the coloration might change at different times of year. Now I know 18 is not ten, and I would have never thought 18 spots could be a 10 spotted Ladybug but here is the link. Also the dots on this beetle are in the exact pattern, you can't see them all in the photo but they are in the order from head to tail: 2 left, 2 right. Then two offset more toward the center. Then two on each side down lower, followed by three on each side, then directly near the very back one on each side.
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Coelophora+pupilla...:
I now feel pretty sure these were actually Asiatic Ladybugs. These look exactly like the one I caught.
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2243329.html


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Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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abhege
Jan 22, 2016 5:08 PM CST
I don't know my bugs much but that looks a lot more like a ladybug than the ones I was talking about. Sorry you had to go out in the rain!

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