Discussion in 'Macro' started by michaellinder, Mar 24, 2021.
Predaceous diving beetle larva
Woolly Bear Pyrrharctia isabella
It's difficult to believe that this ugly, spiny thing turns into a Ladybird (ladybug). I don't know if they have a common name, but I suggest Iggly-squiggly-ugly-bug.
Tech data: 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor+PK-13 + cheap Centon ringlight on a D7200.
Think this might be another Ladybird larva - can anyone confirm, please ?
Indeed it is.
Apparently it takes about 5 days in that chrysalis stage for the larvae to turn into the adult beetles. The empty husk of the larval skin is left behind after the beetle emerges, and that's what your shot appears to show. The live chrysalis is redder in colour; closer to the colour of the adult ladybird.
Olympus E-M1MarkII, OLYMPUS M.45mm F1.8, ƒ/4.5, 2,5s, ISO 200, ext. tubes 16+10+16+21mm, Raynox 250. Natural light. Stack of 36 images.
Thank you for the reply - first one I can recall seeing.
Thick-legged Flower Beetle, plus a couple of friends
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