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I wonder what it is!!

Uploaded by: fotomacc

Friday January 25, 2013

Auckland, New Zealand

Caption: It was running around the top of my garden rubbish bin this afternoon. It's about 6mm long.

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9. fotomacc
6:21 AM GMT on February 03, 2013
And a nicely captured Steelblue, Dave. :-)
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8. WurzelDave
5:59 PM GMT on February 02, 2013
Now i want to know what a Steelblue ladybird looks like!

Nicely captured lavae.
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7. fotomacc
1:46 AM GMT on January 26, 2013
Thank you Kathy, Kt, and Mark.

No Kathy,it wasn't. I had ants there!!!! I had put my hat down while having lunch and put it on after to go out in the sun. I felt something crawling around. Took the hat off, and there were little ants everywhere. Fortunately, it was not difficult getting rid of the little b......lighters.

Kt, I often think, when looking at a preying mantis, how lucky we are that they do not grow any bigger. :-)
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6. noneinc
8:12 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Nice shot!
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5. katy99780
6:44 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
*SHRIEK!* Glad it's not truly as large as the photo, it could take over the WORLD!

Like something out of a campy sci-fi movie!
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4. ChrisAnthemum
6:36 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
You didn't find that cootie in your hair, did you, John? ^)^
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3. fotomacc
6:33 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
Gene - if you did put it in your mouth, it would not make much of a feed.

Leeroy, thank you. It is the larva of our steelblue ladybird
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2. LeeroyOfBlackburrow
2:41 PM GMT on January 25, 2013
That does look like a beetle larva, probably one in the ladybird family (Coccinellidae). If you google image search "coccinellidae larvae" you'll find there are many similar critters to yours.

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1. Clabo
8:33 AM GMT on January 25, 2013
Whoa!!

No idea, but I wouldn't stick *that* in my mouth!!


Fwiw, when I wanted to ID my own "mystery bug" a ways back, I got good answers from bugguide.net. I posted the pic, and people IDed the critter.
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What a great place our world is, and what better place to get to see it than here at WunderPhotos. Thank you every one for sharing your scenes with us all. I hope to share with you some images from New Zealand. I hope you enjoy them. Please forgive me if I do not comment frequently on your images : so many photos - so little time.

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