My Sunday photo this week comes from the very last day of August. We were walking the dogs close to a river near our home and there were quite a few ladybirds around. One landed on Delilah’s thumb and stayed there long enough to be photographed.
I’ve always loved ladybugs (or ladybugs for my American readers) as they are so different from any other kind of insect. They’re pretty little things that are for sure.
I suppose when you think about it, it’s obvious that ladybirds are from the beetle family. Their scientific (or latin) name is Coccinellidae septempunctata. There are around 5,000 different species of ladybird in the world and they are found almost everywhere apart from the artic an antarctic circles. What I didn’t know is that they have a mostly carnivorous diet! Yes, ladybirds can bite! When they’re hungry they have been known to bite humans too. They live for around a year (maximum of two) in grasslands, forests, cities, suburbs and along rivers.
It’s been a lighter week on the blog but there are still some posts you might like to check out before you go.
- Why buy a quad bike from the professionals
- Go Ape – Monkeying around at Dalby Forest
- Facebook – Is it still relevant?
- A month in photos – August 2018
Thanks for taking a look at my Sunday photo.
6 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo: The Ladybird”
Love this photo. It’s like childhood in a picture. I didn’t realise until recently that ladybirds bite! #MySundayPhoto
Wow! That is a great capture – it really does show their size. #MySundayPhoto
Aww what a great picture, they are beautiful!
A great photo. Ladybirds always remind me of my childhood. #mysundayphoto
What a perfect photo, I’m sure there are less ladybirds around these days
Love the facts! What an amazing capture. #mysundayphoto