Thursday, December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

Location: Archbold Biological Station, Venus

I am a Spotless Lady Beetle
My back is red, with no spots of black
When I'm a larvae I use a "gin trap"
To ward off predators when they attack.

(The study in the article below was partly conducted where I took this photograph.)

Sources: Operation and Defensive Role of "Gin Traps" in a Coccinellid Pupa (Cycloneda Sanguinea)

Photo and text © 2018 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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