Melon ladybug at the end of the rainy season


This is common in our area. Almost anywhere overgrown with bushes, you will see melon ladybugs there. And what I saw the most was ladybugs mating, but this one was caught alone and was probably looking for a mate.

Most melon ladybugs (Chnootriba elaterii) are a shiny orange with black spots on the backs of the shields, but this one is a pale orange. Despite the fact that it was caught just before dusk, normally the late afternoon sun would affect the shine on the shield.

Currently, our area is at the end of the rainy season, which means that the dry season will come soon. So currently there are a lot of melon ladybugs, something you might rarely see during the dry season.










All of the images here are my own work, taken with a Xiaomi POCO NFC smartphone and an assembled external macro lens.


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Their faces are too cute! I've always loved ladybugs, they eat all the nasty bugs that like to suck the sap out of my herbs


That's right. They are like adorable mini turtles. By the way, do you have a herb garden?

They are JUST like mini turtles lol. I don't have a herb garden at the moment, I used to have an extensive one but at the moment I only have Rosemary. And you?

The lady bug looked so adorably tiny in the last photo, although they really are tiny.

Yes indeed. They are as small as watermelon seeds. But here it was no smaller than a turtle, right? 😁


Lovely photos!