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Spotless Ladybird seeks aphids on a dead flower...that is likely to be an unsuccessful forage!

 

Out of frustration, perhaps, she dropped off the flower into my sandal, and proceeded to bite me painfully between the toes.

Beetle [1/3]

Spotless Ladybird seeks aphids on a dead flower...that is likely to be an unsuccessful forage!

 

Out of frustration, perhaps, she dropped off the flower into my sandal, and proceeded to bite me painfully between the toes.

comments (18)

beautiful image, your focus is exquisite
Ray: You are very kind, Ayush.
Well perhaps she found more aphids between your toes than she'd found on the dead flower! smile Lovely shot Ray!
Ray: Ha Ha
Perhaps she cannot tell the difference between aphids and fleas, Elizabeth.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2012, 05:03
Wow, this is a wonderful macro, love the POV. I know Ladybirds can bite, not many people know about the biting, the ladybirds look so innocent....
Ray: I can attest that Ladybirds are effective biters, Astrid...I removed my sandal quickly!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2012, 06:03
No spots??? I've never seen such a ladybug, Ray. Ouch for her and for you both! I am one of those who did not know they bite!
Ray: I believe most or all beetles can bite, Ginnie, but most are not dangerous to humans. Thailand has many different species of Ladybirds.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jun 2012, 06:16
Nice picture: I hope her bite isn't poisonous!
Ray: Not poisonous, Chris...just a bit painful like a red ant bite.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2012, 07:09
She looks as if she could bite, as you found to your cost, Ray. Great macro
Ray: I have a lot of respect for Ladybirds, Lisl...not only do they do great aphid control work on the roses, but they can also defend themselves well.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jun 2012, 08:28
Oh, this looks dangerous, and she was dangerous, yesa, the ladies can be sometimes dangerous, but I hope you didn't suffer by her for a too long time! A fascinating photo!
Ray: I must admit I do like a strong lady who can look after herself...perhaps that sounds a little masochistic...
Good old ladybirds doing the gardeners work organically.
Ray: Wonderful little critters, aren't they, Chad.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Jun 2012, 08:40
I didnt know they bit nice macro.
Ray: I believe all beetles can bite, Vintage.
There are apparently over 350000 known species of beetles, more than anything else on the planet, and you manage to find the one that likes the taste of your toes....unlucky
Ray: I suspect I have tasty toes, Bill...mosquitoes seem to go for them, too.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Jun 2012, 08:57
There's gratitude for you; a lovely portrait of her and she takes the hump and bites you. I trust that the toe is safe and there is no chance of you having your leg off as a result? I was going to say well spotted, but as she has no spots...
Ray: I understand there is little chance of an amputation, Alan...just as well, too, as I am quite clumsy even on two legs.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jun 2012, 09:40
Perhaps she didn't want her photo taken Ray, have not seen one with no spots.
Ray: There are many species of ladybirds, Pedroeric, and I see quite a few different ones in Thailand.
Looking for aphids between your toes perhaps. Not a very successful forager is she?
Ray: This is one mixed up Ladybird, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Jun 2012, 12:12
There is always something to be thankful for. She could have dropped into your torn trouser pocket. Aphids could be anywhere.
Ray: Based on this experience, Louis, I do not wish to have a Ladybird discover a shortcut into my underwear!
Very good shot Ray, I'd not heard of Ladybirds biting.
Ray: Most [or all] beetles can bite, Brian.
lol at Elizabeth's & a very interesting delivery Ray.
Ray: One day, Juan Carlos, Elizabeth will be attacked by a Ladybird, and then she will realise a bite between the toes is no laughing matter!

[grin]
Did you clean her before shooting Ray?
Wonderful capture!
Ray: Ladybirds usually look like they have been through a carwash, don't they, Richard.
Serves you right for prying! Good picyure, though.
Ray: Sometimes we artistes must suffer...

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