Ladybird

Paul IddonPaul Iddon Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 4,963 Major grins

This is probably the same ladybird that I found the other night - I can't be sure, but it's a distinct possibility. I'm wondering today though, if it is a female, or not...

There are a few subtle differences to distinguish between a male and female ladybird (not counting the obvious) - which include the anterior coxal spots, longer antennae (in some species) prominent bands between body segments, and more. I read somewhere that another is the eyes of the males have white markings between them whereas females don't.

I'm not an entomologist so I could be wrong... If the last statement is correct, then we are seeing a male here...

Paul.



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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,005 Major grins

    @Paul Iddon said:
    "I read somewhere that another is the eyes of the males have white markings between them whereas females don't".

    I've been unable to find any mention of that. If it's true very few females have been photographed.

    Harold

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