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coleottero
xants
morifolium
coccinella
coleoptera
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crisantemo
chrysanthemum
ladybird
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Coccinella
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Spotted
Beetle
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novemnotata


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the flower is a Chrysanthemum X morifolium
the insect is a Coccinella novemnotata, Nine Spotted Lady Beetle (thanks Fizzie !)
The nine-spotted ladybug can be identified by the presence of four black spots on each of its elytra, a single spot split between the elytra, and a black suture between the elytra. Its pronotum is black, with two connected white marks at the front.
A curiosity: The nine-spotted ladybug has been the state insect of New York since 1989, though its numbers have declined as the numbers of introduced species such as the seven-spotted ladybug and Asian lady beetle have increased. It was for some time thought extinct in New York, so in 2006, the state considered designating the pink spotted ladybug as state insect instead, but the bill did not pass the Senate. In 2006 the nine-spotted ladybug was rediscovered in Virginia (the first East Coast sighting in 14 years). In 2011, about 20 of these ladybugs were found on a farm in Amagansett, NY, the first such sighting in New York since 1982.

(originally posted in 2013)
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54 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Bel fiore .. l'ospite come lui stranamente ..!
Bella cattura.
8 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
Wow.......brilliant and majestic shooting, Nora!
8 years ago.
 Thelma Gatuzzo
Thelma Gatuzzo
What a super shot! Bright and beautiful! I love the lady bug! Happy weekend!
8 years ago.
 C.Rayz
C.Rayz club
That is beautiful :)
8 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Gorgeous shot, Nora. Love the Ladybug.
8 years ago.
 ballcla (claudio)
ballcla (claudio)
ciao prof.
trascorso bene il ferragosto?
8 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Very beautiful close-up!
I am quite ignorant in the flora world, just also posted an unidentified flower photo.
8 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Please consider positing this beautiful image in::

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8 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
My guess on the ID is that it is a Gazania.
8 years ago.
 Barra1man
Barra1man
An outstanding macro shot, Nora! Great detail. Bright and
cheery. Have a wonderful weekend!
8 years ago.
 Concetta Caracciolo
Concetta Caracciolo
Caspita che meraviglia !!! Complimenti Nora !!
8 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
8 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great capture.
8 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Brilliant shot!
8 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
The ladybug looks to be a Nine-Spotted Lady Beetle with its 4 black spots on each wing and one central spot spanning both wings....

Beautiful light and colors and an adorable ladybug =)
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Nora Caracci club
has replied to Fizgig
thanks a lot ! and I learned something very interesting about this beetle !
8 years ago.
Fizgig
has replied to Nora Caracci club
Yep.... They are interesting... They're pretty rare here now. I did see one in my garden this year -- but that's for the first time in 5 yrs. I do have a lot of other ladybugs in the garden, though. I think part of the reason for the decline, which scientists seem hesitant to mention, is the increased use of insecticides to control mosquitoes due to the West Nile virus.... I firmly believe our sharp decline in wild birds & butterflies can also be attributed to the widespread spraying by the local governments (besides people killing things in their own gardens out of irrational fears). It's a shame, really... If we worked as hard to maintain the balance of wildlife rather than kill off certain species, we'd be so much better off. The birds found in the city, especially, are voracious consumer of virtually all insect species.... There is no need to spray poisons on everything. Quite often, though, people's fears outweigh their ability to reason.
8 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
Excellent macro; vivid colors...
8 years ago.
 Gerda
Gerda
Magnifique prise et lumière!
8 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Please consider positing this beautiful image in::

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8 years ago.
 Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
D'abord, merci pour ton texte d'accompagnement, il est très instructif. En France aussi
beaucoup d'insectes disparaissent, selon les régions. Merci aux pesticides et autres saletés !

Et puis, cette macro... je suis restée scotchée devant. La photo est simple, les couleurs
splendides et le piqué excellent...Elle a de l'éclat tout en étant élégante.....
Bref : j'adore !!!
7 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you for sharing your beautiful capture with us.

Stunning Shots on Black
www.ipernity.com/group/449269

Would you like to put this in our thread for Flowers on black, on the discussion page?
6 years ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Thank you for sharing your beautiful capture again in our thread for flowers.

Stunning Shots on Black
www.ipernity.com/group/449269
6 years ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
Magnífica!
6 years ago.
 Gerda
Gerda
Quelle belle harmonie...j'adore les couleurs énergétisantes! Merci pour tes gentils mots, Nora.
6 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful close-up with great colors and details. The ladybug is lovely!
5 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Superbe, des couleurs qui claquent !
5 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Un peu petit pour une BIG macro Nora...
je l'accepte quand même la composition est belle
bonne semaine
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci club
has replied to ROL/Photo club
la bébête était toute petite, mais c'est vrai que une macro c'est une autre chose ;-)
Merci Roland !
3 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
So bright and beautiful!
9 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
Awesome colours of this chrysanthemum, the little ladybug makes it for this photo...
8 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
Awesome colours for this chrysanthemum, the little ladybug "makes" it for this photo, great.
8 months ago.
 vero
vero club
Une merveille , sublime macro, les couleurs sont resplendissante ,adorable coccinelle, qui se dore au soleil Nora une très bonne journée bisous
8 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful bright and vivid colours !!
8 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wonderful bright colors on a grey day ! Good Morning, Nora !
8 months ago.
 ©UdoSm
©UdoSm club
Wonderfully...
8 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Un plaisir de la revoir..!
8 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Ton sur ton, bravo Nora.***********
8 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOW, thank you for this sunny image, Nora !! Marvelous flower + visitor **********************
8 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et couleurs. Nicole.
8 months ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Amazing bright colors in this photo.
8 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
de toute beauté ************bisous Nora !
8 months ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
De belles couleurs vives qui ont séduit cette coccinelle ... et notre oeil
8 months ago. Edited 8 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Phenomenal shot! Stay well!

Admired in:
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8 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
LOVE THE LADYBIRD
8 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
magnificamente ottimisticamente ...........estate
8 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely close-up and great colours.
8 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work. Hope you are keeping safe and well ;-)
8 months ago.
 Indira Nair
Indira Nair
Gorgeous!
8 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
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Beautiful photo, and great to see a species thought to be extinct return.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay well, Nora!
8 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Vu et admiré avec plaisir au ..
www.ipernity.com/group/241869
Fleurs en Fête..!
8 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Magnifique prise avec une joie coccinelle en prime !
8 months ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Just stunning, Nora!
8 months ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Lumineuse et magnifique!*****
7 months ago.

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