Sunday, October 25, 2009

Seeing Spots!

Ladybug, ladybug,
ladybug, ladybug,
ladybug, ladybug,
ladybug, ladybug,
You'uns all fly away home!

(btw Dennis G, thanks for the end of the folk rhyme, I never knew it went on past "Your house is on fire, your children are gone". Acturally I think the version I said ran "Your house is on fire, your children alone".

Anyhow - as I mentioned, it was the time when ladybugs are looking for a warm place to spend the winter.

According to the Ladybug Lady website, they are drawn both by warmth & light colors - both of which houses provide.

Here's a foot or so of the foundation of TQ's place out there.
Lots of ladybugs

The variety of spots really amazed me. No, they don't actually indicate the age of the ladybug - it's all just variations on the same theme.
Ladybug 7

Sort of fun seeing them all together like this! Couldn't resist trying to do a Spot Spectrum:

Spotless Lady
Ladybug 1

Ladybug 2

Ladybug 3

Ladybug 4

Ladybug 5

Almost more black than red!
Ladybug 6

These are all probably one kind, but there are other species & some of them are actually black with red spots, or even all black - pictures of those are, of course, available at Ladybug Lady!

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