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Ladybird, San Francisco, USA. (Macro)

I had been looking for beetles for many days In San Francisco and its surrounding county. Finally found one in the lawn of a friend's resident. Not sure about the genus or wheter it is local American Ladybird or immigrant from Asia.


Some please help. Thanks


Got some Comments from Macropoulos and Thaptor that this is: Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergens) , Thanks Guys


Arthropods (Arthropoda) » Insects (Insecta) » Beetles (Coleoptera) » Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles (Polyphaga) » Flower, Flat Bark and Ladybird Beetles (Cucujoidea) » Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae) » Hippodamia » Convergent Lady Beetle (Hippodamia convergens)


Got a reply from Duck, thanks Duck.


:: Re: hi Some question about the Ladybird.




I'm not a bugologist or anything, so don't know the

scientific reasons for what they do or anything. Just from

my observations.


I'm in the North Sacramento Valley. It is aggricultural

land about 65 miles north of Sacramento, about 300 miles

north by north-east of San Francisco. I'm right next to the

Sacramento River, the largest river in Northern California.

There are a lot of crops here like rice, almond, walnut,

sugar beet, sunflower, olive, silage corn, etc. The

farmers buy ladybugs and release them for pest control. I

see the swarms of them in mid to late spring.


I have also seen the swarms east of here in the mountains

around 3,000 foot elevation. I don't think they are hungry,

normally you can let them crawl on you and they never bite.

But during their breeding season they just seem to get

aggresive and bite.



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Taken on June 8, 2008