Rockwolf

Rockwolf

Posted on 04/21/2015


Photo taken on April 17, 2015


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Keywords

Apple
Pine ladybird
Upton Magna
Rockwolf
Vapourer
Orgyia antiqua
Shropshire
Coleoptera
Coccinellidae
Lepidoptera
Eggs
Cocoon
Beetle
Insect
Moth
Ladybird
Exochomus 4-pustulatus


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Dual purpose!

Dual purpose!
A Pine ladybird roosts inside an old (female) Vapourer moth cocoon which is coated in her eggs! This is on an apple tree just outside the office!
Upton Magna - Shropshire

Comments
Bruce Hyde
Bruce Hyde
Beautiful shot Maria. And very well spotted too!
2 years ago.
Rockwolf
Rockwolf
Thanks Bruce!
2 years ago.
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Wow this is a stunning shot Maria!! Once again they did not show up on my page so apologies for very late response!!
2 years ago.