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Platynaspis luteorubra - Larvae Mature larva on the left, younger larva on the right - the eggs belong to a different species of ladybird beetle. Ant-nest ladybird,Chilocorinae,Coccinellidae,Geotagged,Larvae,Netherlands,Platynaspidini,Platynaspis,Platynaspis luteorubra,nl: Behaard lieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Platynaspis luteorubra - Larvae

Mature larva on the left, younger larva on the right - the eggs belong to a different species of ladybird beetle.

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  1. A ladybird nursery! Posted 6 months ago
    1. :o) yes, that broom sure was full of life! Posted 6 months ago
  2. I adore this photo. It's like looking into a microcosm. There's like 50 stories going on all at once in this single image. Love it. Posted 6 months ago
    1. I was thinking the same thing and it reminded me of the documentary Microcosmos. Have you seen it?? Posted 6 months ago
      1. Can't say that I have. I think I was doing other things in 1996. Whilst searching for it, Youtube recommended me this and now I can't stop laughing:

        Posted 6 months ago, modified 6 months ago
        1. Lol, that is funny. The part with the ladybugs and the squirt gun - haha! But, seriously - check out Microcosmos if you can ever find it. It is magical and awesome! Posted 6 months ago
      2. Thanks guys, beautifully made documentary that one :o) Posted 6 months ago
  3. Love this sooooo much! Posted 6 months ago

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Platynaspis luteorubra (Goeze, 1777) , sometimes referred to as Ant-nest ladybird or Fulgurant ladybird, is a small, hairy Ladybird beetle (Coccinellidae) in the subfamily Chilocorinae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Apr 13, 2020. Captured in 7921 Zuidwolde, Netherlands.