David Element

 

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__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beetles 29 Ė Adonis Ladybirds

 

 

 

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ADONIS LADYBIRD Hippodamia variegata

 

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ADONIS LADYBIRD Hippodamia variegata

 

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ADONIS LADYBIRD Hippodamia variegata

 

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ADONIS LADYBIRD Hippodamia variegata

 

         The Adonis (or Adonisís) Ladybird Hippodamia variegata is usually encountered as a sporadically occurring immigrant in the British Isles. The shape and the pronotal markings are distinctive. These beetles are highly mobile!

 

         Davidís short film of an Adonis Ladybird illustrates the peripatetic nature of this species: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG8pNkaZRY0&list=PL4AirIEc0Noe58JDbuPk8N57rTJFjm66E&index=26&t=0s.

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