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Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds, ladybugs or lady beetles. The family name comes from its type genus, Coccinella. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native to North America alone. Coccinellids are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. A very large number of species are mostly or entirely black, gray, or brown.

Some people consider seeing them or having them land on one’s body to be a sign of good luck to come, and that killing them presages bad luck. A few species are pests in North America and Europe.

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beetle, black, bug, garden, green, insect, ladybird, ladybug, macro, plants, red, spots, wings

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  • bites
    bitesover 6 years ago

    great photo !

  • Dave Aarons
    Dave Aaronsover 6 years ago

    Beautiful, excellent colours

  • Maree Toogood
    Maree Toogoodover 6 years ago

    Love it!!!

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeover 6 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous

  • genevievem
    genevievemover 6 years ago

    this is completely gorgeous! they eat aphids too which is really beneficial for the garden.

  • Tammy Soulliere
    Tammy Soulliereover 6 years ago

    Great Capture

  • Jamaboop
    Jamaboopover 6 years ago

    These little guys are cute!! Nice macro!!! Great detail!!

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 6 years ago

    Beautiful macro work

  • Geri Bragg
    Geri Braggover 6 years ago

    great photo.

  • Jocelyn Hyers
    Jocelyn Hyersover 6 years ago

    Great capture!

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