I was walking around looking at flowers and saw quite a strange looking insect on a flower. I snapped on my extension tubes for a closer look. What I saw was a strange bug/insect with spikes on its back, two orange stripes on its black body. I wondered, what is this little fella? A quick search and the answer was obvious. A Harlequin Ladybird Larva, the area was full of Ladybirds this spring and of course they would have little Ladybirds.
All images were shot with my 50mm lens and 60mm extension tubes and processed in Lightroom. He stayed on one flower while I was photographing him as he was munching on the flower. Lady Bird Larva aren’t as beautiful as their adult versions, although it could be a ugly duckling scenario.
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