Sunday, 9 September 2007

Critter Spot: Ladybird...

Spring has been with us for just over a week. Today, I came across this Southern Ladybird (Cleobora mellyi) sunning itself in the Spring sunshine. These are useful little critters. This specialist ladybird apparently is a predator of psyllids and tortoise beetles, which are pests of both Blackwood and Eucalypt trees.

2 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Now that's a ladybug of a different type than we have here in the US, Steve. I like this photo and the design on this little critter is pretty cool. Enjoy your spring - we are finally going to have fall (I think) instead of drought and 90F temps every day.

crocoite said...

Thanks Rhonda. Mostly sunny here today, but very windy. Not good photographing weather! Hope that your weather doesn't turn too quickly.