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Halyzia sedecimguttata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 16 January 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Halyzia sedecimguttata (NL: Meeldauwlieveheersbeestje / EN: Orange ladybird / DE: Sechzehnfleckiger Marienkäfer, Sechzehnfleckiger Pilz-Marienkäfer / FR: Halyzia sedecimguttata) is a coccinellid beetle. The species is common in woodlands where both larvae and adults feed mainly on mildew and occasionally on small aphids. Their physical appearance is marked by a striking orange colour and the presence of usually 16 creamy white spots. Formerly uncommon, the species has established itself over the 20th century and is now common in many parts of Europe.

Image: Schilde (BE) – 06/11/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/15 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een leuk beeld !
Ik wens je een aangename dag.

16 Jan 2013 6:30am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Fantastic shot,Very nice colors and frame

16 Jan 2013 12:20pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Beautiful capture, great perspective and DoF, and very well done.

16 Jan 2013 12:38pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Nice macro shot ! Nicely done

16 Jan 2013 3:45pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Beautiful shot, very nice DOF

16 Jan 2013 5:15pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

excelent, great shot, in my opinion, i will reduce a bit the ligth on the feathers in the back ground
i can help you to do this if you want

18 Jan 2013 4:59pm

@☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼: The "feathers" in the background are actually the fallen autumn-leaves of Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech). I know they do distract a little in this image, but I prefer to leave my images the way I took them (except for removing sensor-dust and occasionally cropping a little). In this image I did not have time to use my gradient ND-filter as the beelte was moving around - so I had to be very fast. Thanks for offering help anyway ! Have a nice weekend.

Canon EOS 400D
1/15 second
ISO 200
150 mm