Hi everyone! Here we are with another interesting insect to enjoy. Yes, I know they are not called ladybugs, but it seems that most people know them by that name, at least here in N. America. This particular one is a bit more unusual than the orange and black that we are used to seeing. The name of this one is “Two-triangled Ladybird Beetle”.
I wanted to get a pic directly from above to see that better, but it would not let me do that, so this will have to do. These ladybird beetles can have variable designs on their backs but the color combination is always the same. They tend to prefer wetter areas such as around ponds. These are also a native ladybird beetle, we have about 7 or 8 native ones in our area. This little one is smaller than the typical ladybird beetle, at about 1/8 inch (3mm) long. Have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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