Ladybugs (A lot)

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  1. JTHphoto

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    I see a lot of insect photos on this forum, so I thought I would share this shot. There were literally thousands of ladybugs in these clumps of grass. I've heard of this before, but never seen it, the photo is a little dark, but it started raining right after this and I didn't want to risk my new camera to get a better shot. :)



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    Good God! to begin with I thought the ladybirds were flowers on the end of the grass. There sure are a lot of the critters there!
     
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    Holy ladybugs! There's so many it's actually kinda gross! (The bugs I mean, not the pic). I've never seen anything like that!
     
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    those are chinese flys.. (not sure of the exact name) and they have a mean sting! watch out for them!
     
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    Actually these little bugs are harmless, except to other insects. Farmers and gardners use them to control Aphid infestations. I looked them up on the internet, this is the common and scientific name.

    Convergent Ladybug Beetle
    Hippodamia convergens

    What's a chinese fly? do they look similar?
     
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    they look the same, only eat with chopsticks

    Great pic, never seen so many ladybugs in one place.
     

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