Convergent Lady Beetle by Kimberly Chadwick


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Taken in during a walk at the Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, AZ using a Canon Powershot SX10IS.

The Convergent lady Beetle, an abundant transcontinental insect, is the one sold at gardening shops. The beetles will disperse upon release, likely benefiting someone else’s yard. In many areas the species estivates, and hibernates by the thousands. The masses from which commercial vendors make their harvest.

This is the lady beetle found in huge concentrations among rocks on mountaintops in the west. Some individuals are devoid of spots. All lady beetles lack spots when freshly emerged from pupa, gradually attaining full pigmentation as the cuticle hardens.


arizona, beetle, bug, insect, nature, kimberly chadwick, lady bug, tucson

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  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIonealmost 4 years ago

    Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. Love it!

  • Thank you Joycelone!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartalmost 4 years ago

    A lovely composed shot of a Convergent Ladybird! Your chosen dof is wonderful in keeping the Ladybird and the leaf it is on in great focus, pulling both to the foreground while pushing the other leaves back, lending a wonderful 3D appearance! : )

  • Your feedback is awesome Sandy. I tried something new with this shot and was hoping someone might like it. I have been experimenting and trying to strengthen my POV & framing skills. So thank you very much, I so appreciate it!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Agreed! Very well captured!

  • Your constant support is truly appreciated!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaalmost 4 years ago

    Superb Macro!

  • Thank you Naveen, I appreciate your time darlin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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