Lady Bug

Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)January 14, 2009

This is so cool.

Here is a link that might be useful: One more 7000 FPS lady bug.

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sierra_z2b

Interesting. I need one of those cameras. :)

Sierra

    Bookmark   January 15, 2009 at 10:13AM
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jeannie7

Very nice but did you know that there is a co-existence between an aphid and an ant that the Lady Bug has to try to get around.
The Lady Bug likes to eat aphids. The aphid secretes honeydew which the ants like to eat. The ant gives protection to the aphid--why not, he's feeding him.
But the Lady Bug is hungry and when he tries to attack the aphid, the ant attacks the Lady Bug. The ant and the aphid live together for mutual benefit.
That's called "symbiosis".

    Bookmark   January 15, 2009 at 5:56PM
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prairierose

Neat! I never realized that a ladybug had its wings so carefully folded under its carapace.
Connie

    Bookmark   January 19, 2009 at 12:32PM
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