Chilocorus stigma, North Carolina

The popular image of a lady beetle is a red insect with black spots. But lady beetles- Coccinellidae- are a diverse family holding species of various patterns and colors. The distinctive twice-stabbed lady beetle, Chilocorus stigma, sports a pair of red spots.

photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec
diffuse twin flash