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Fennel Life #2

Here is a Ladybird, ovipositing on the Fennel flower-head.

Fennel Life #2

Here is a Ladybird, ovipositing on the Fennel flower-head.

comments (12)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 13 Mar 2018, 00:05
Jolies fleur et coccinelle.
Ray: Dans cette série, j'essaie de montrer combien d'animaux sont attirés par cette jolie plante à fleurs, Martine.
Oh what a great shot, Ray!
Ray: I am pleased you think so, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Mar 2018, 06:09
What perfect camouflage for those yellow eggs, Ray
Ray: It works well, Lisl, but I was able to see the eggs! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Mar 2018, 06:34
And her eggs are captured perfectly
Ray: I was quite please with how this turned out, Chris.
Il fallait la voir cette petite coccinelle ..bravo !
Ray: J'ai visité le jardin de fenouil à quelques reprises, essayant de capturer des images de la variété des animaux qui y sont attirés, Claudine.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Mar 2018, 07:22
Lisl is right - I admire the climbing of the Ladybird.
Ray: Ladybirds are successful critters, Philine...they do most things well.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Mar 2018, 07:32
She's chosen a good plant for her actions; the eggs are nicely colour co-ordinated with the flowers.
Ray: Just a few days and they will hatch on a plant that is hosting their favourite food [aphids].
A jazzy ladybird and you can see her eggs clearly
Ray: Relatively speaking, Bill, these are quite big eggs.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Mar 2018, 09:38
The dirty little devil.
Ray: She is without shame, Chad...publicly ovipositing all over the Fennel patch.
These are the Asian ladybugs that have colonized here. They were introduced to eat something or other and have taken over. They winter in every home and are everywhere. They bite.

Your picture is pretty though smile
Ray: All beetles can bite, Mary, but Ladybirds are small and unlikely to inflict serious wounds. smile

Most countries seem to have stories about failed attempts to fix problems by introducing alien species...Australia has the Cane Toad, and others...Thailand has the big rice-field snail, and others...
I love the word ovipositing. smile
Ray: A lovely word, Larry, and even better spoken than written...try inserting it into your coffee-break story-telling and you will be the most popular bloke in the cafe.
Now that is a brilliant shot Ray.
Ray: You are very kind, Brian.

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