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Sony Cyber Shot 100V
June 2012
Pennsylvania
I saw this solid red lady bug in my yard crawling around on the bushes. I heard that for every black dot they have, is the number of years old they are. So if that’s true, this one is a very young bug. Does anyone know if this is true?

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture of beauty.

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

  • starwarsguy
    starwarsguyover 2 years ago

    Great one, so clear.

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture Viv!!

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 2 years ago

    FANTASTIC CAPTURE…VERY LOVELY AND FABULOUS IMAGE !!!

  • Thank you!

    – vigor

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    great shot
    Wikipedia says this : A common myth, totally unfounded, is that the number of spots on the insect’s back indicates its age.78 In fact the number, shape, and placement of the spots all are determined by the species of the beetle, and are fixed by the time it emerges from its pupa. The same applies to the colour, except that it may take some days for the colour of the adult beetle to mature and stabilise. Generally the mature colour tends to be fuller and darker than the colour of the callow.

  • Thank you, I have seen some with very many spots and didn’t think they lived that long, so it’s one of those things you hear but kind of doubt. Thank you for taking the time to look it up! I should do more of that. :>

    – vigor

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    google/wikipedia is so useful :)

  • I’M KIND OF LAZY ABOUT DOING THINGS LIKE THAT, I USUALLY HAVE SEVERAL THINGS GOING ON AT ONCE AND ONE MORE THING IS TOO MUCH, SO I THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME.

    – vigor

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful . . . love the green!!!

  • THANK YOU LORILEE

    – vigor

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