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Ladybird male (???)

By Paul_Iddon  
This is probably the same ladybird that I found the other night - I can't be sure, but it's a distinct possibility. I'm wondering today though, if it is a female, or not...

There are a few subtle differences to distinguish between a male and female ladybird (not counting the obvious) - which include the anterior coxal spots, longer antennae (in some species) prominent bands between body segments, and more.

I read somewhere that another is the eyes of the males have white markings between them whereas females don't.

I'm not an entomologist so I could be wrong... If the last statement is correct, then we are seeing a male here...



Paul Iddon 2021

Tags: Nature Macro Ladybird Close-up and macro Ladybug Coccinellidae Paul Iddon 7-spot 70D LAOWA Venus 2 1 Super Macro

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Comments


A frightening look at a gentle little remarkedly photographed ladybug!
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
22 Sep 2021 8:10PM
I love the amazing details we can see - brilliantly caught!
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
23 Sep 2021 2:52PM
A lovely detailed image. Nicely done !
25 Sep 2021 7:34PM
Super detailed macro

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