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14-spot Ladybirds mating

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  1. Good find! Too bad they are not very sharp.

    Strange that according to the wiki in english it is called 16-spotted while in the dutch wiki it is called 14-spotted and that is also what the latin name says.
    The germans have a much nicer name, they call it the 'Schachbrett' meaning 'chessboard'.

    For identification of the different ladybirds this site is usefull:
    (dutch) http://stippen.nl/soorten.php
    (english) http://stippen.nl/soorten.php?lan=eng
    Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
    1. Agreed, I captured a series but none were terribly sharp. They were moving quite fast despite mating. I used the exact same site you mentioned to identify this one, and I also spotted the strange difference in naming. Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
      1. Just stumbled on this when adding my own image(s) of the species. The text parsed from Wikipedia at the time was simply wrong. Not 16- but 14 spot ... :o) Cheers, Arp Posted 2 years ago
        1. Thank you for correcting! Posted 2 years ago

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The Fourteen-spot Ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) is a small lady beetle, native and widespread in the Old World, and invasive in North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 21, 2012. Captured May 19, 2011 15:44.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/4.5
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 105mm