22 April 2014

Eleven-spotted lady beetle

These little ladybirds aren't native to Aotearoa; they were introduced in the nineteenth century as a biological control for aphids. They're common around my house, which they seem to use as a shelter over the winter — they often drop out when I open a window.

[21 April 2014, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 60mm f/2.8 macro + 26mm extension rings, ISO 200, 1/200 at f/8; diffused flash]

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