Friday Beetle Blogging: Ashy Gray Ladybird Beetle

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Olla v-nigrum – Ashy Grey Ladybird Beetle
Arizona

Here it is: the very first ladybird beetle featured on the Friday Beetle Blog. Instead of a boring ol’ red and black one, I’ve chosen a stylish and tasteful beetle colored in grayscale: the Ashy Gray Ladybird. These have been arriving in some numbers at my blacklight this week. Like most members of the family Coccinelidae, Olla beetles are predators.


photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon 20D
f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO 100, twin flash diffused through tracing paper

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