Introduction || Ladybirds
We decided to make an individual page for ladybirds. Beginning from our childhood, this beetle excites our delight, when it runs to the finger end, spreads wings, and flies up. Many of us told: "Ladybird, Fly up to the sky, there your children are eating cutletsЕ" However, who began to think which appearance the ladybird children have. On photo 10, you may look at "child", i.e., ladybird larva. This harmless monster is very useful, it needs many aphids which are harmful pests of gardens and forests (See page Order Homoptera).
Thus, the ladybird is inoffensive beetle with cheerful and children's coloration, and very useful insect eating pests.
At the South Urals, some species of ladybirds may be found. Photos indicated here include not all.
Photos 1 and 3 - seven-spotted ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata L.); photo 2 - two-spotted lady beetle (Adalia bipunctata L.); photo 4 - eye-spotted ladybird (Anatis ocellata L.); photo 6 and 7 - fourteen-spotted ladybird (Propylaea quatuordecimpunctata L.); photo 8 - twenty-spotted ladybird (Thea vigintiduopunctata L.); photo 10 - larva of seven-spotted ladybird; photo 11 - pupa of seven-spotted ladybird; photo 12 - (Adonia variegata Gz.)
There are additional photos on the page "Love and Insects".