Sunday, February 28, 2010

Today's Flowers: 02-28-10 - Daphne and friend

Today's Flowers hosts can be found here.

The daphne is in full bloom and this little guy didn't waste any time finding it. I was informed this is NOT a ladybug, but an Asian beetle - still good for eating the aphids, but threatening the true ladybug population.


Rosamaria said...

Beautiful shot, dear!

Good week for you!

guild-rez said...

Lovely pictures and great shot.
We have the same problem in Canada.
Since the deliberate introduction of the Asian Lady Beetle Harmonia axyridis, native North American Ladybugs are become noticeably scarcer.
- Cheers Gisela.

Stine in Ontario said...

Yes. it looks like the Asian bug. I think most of us till call them ladybugs, though. :) Apparently they do pretty much the same job, except they are known to bite. EW!

The daphne is beautiful!

Judy said...

Okay, biting insects can go away! I love the contrast in colours between the beetle and the blossom, and the way it gives scale to the flowers!!

Regina said...

Beautiful and amazing!

Jama said...

Beautiful shot with the little insect, love it!

Kathy said...

What a lovely flower. I'm totally unfamiliar with it. Thanks for bringing a new bloom to my flower experience.

Jientje said...

I saw a ladybug the other day when I was doing some gardening. At least I hope that's what it was. I'd hate to see the real ones disappear. Great picture Terri!

Denise said...

Your photo is lovely and I learned something today. Thank you :)

Anil P said...

Lovely picture. It's humbling to think of "lesser" creatures living on so little, and the effort they put in to survive.

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