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Oenopia impustulata - Larva Some nine years ago, in 2011, I had a chance to shoot images of the rare Oenopia impustulata and its development, thanks to Lo Troisfontaine who kindly sent me a female that deposited some eggs in her "flight case". At the time I had just bought a new camera because my old trusty 4Mpx Olympus 480u had (mostly) died on me. The Canon 100SX I bought proved to be a total waste of good money and I have never had the stomach to work through the series of images of this rare species that I shot with that camera as every single image just adds and adds to the frustration. Last week someone asked me if I really didn't have images of the imago, so I manned up and worked through the series. Well ... might as well dump the meager results here as well than... Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Ladybird,Larva,Oenopia,Oenopia impustulata,nl: Ongevlekt lieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Oenopia impustulata - Larva

Some nine years ago, in 2011, I had a chance to shoot images of the rare Oenopia impustulata and its development, thanks to Lo Troisfontaine who kindly sent me a female that deposited some eggs in her "flight case". At the time I had just bought a new camera because my old trusty 4Mpx Olympus 480u had (mostly) died on me. The Canon 100SX I bought proved to be a total waste of good money and I have never had the stomach to work through the series of images of this rare species that I shot with that camera as every single image just adds and adds to the frustration. Last week someone asked me if I really didn't have images of the imago, so I manned up and worked through the series. Well ... might as well dump the meager results here as well than...

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  1. When you talk yourself down, I just know its a great and very useful image. Just something my brain learned over time. Thanks for sharing! Posted one month ago

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Oenopia impustulata is a Ladybird beetle (Coccinellidae) native to large parts of Europe, but scarce over its entire range as it is confined to habitats with Downy Birch (Betula pubescens) in boggy wetlands. Historically it has long been taken for an ecological, melanistic variant of its common congener Oenopia conglobata, but today it is recognized as a separate species.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Oct 13, 2020.