Twice-stabbed  by girlie

Twice-stabbed

When I found out the rather gruesome name of this ladybird I knew I'd have to bring it to you, even though it's not a particularly good shot. It's the Twice-stabbed Ladybird Beetle (Chilocorus orbus), so called because it has just two red spots on its head. I found it in a garden in Armidale when checking out some Bottlebrushes.
That's an amazing little fellow, so pretty! I wouldn't even realise it was a ladybird.
April 16th, 2011  
Very cool! I have seen one like that here in the UK recently but didn't know what it was. Great shot!
April 16th, 2011  
Odd name! Cool bug though :) Nice shot of it too.
April 16th, 2011  
Gorgeous photo
April 16th, 2011  
The name suits it. I've seen these before too but didn't know the name, cool shot I like how there are the two highlighted blades of grass to go with the title too.
April 16th, 2011  
Great looking fellow. Looks kinda oily!
April 16th, 2011  
Ugh I wonder who thought of such a dreadful name , for this cute little bug, interesting shot Robin. btw thank you so much for all your nice comments
April 16th, 2011  
Never seen one of those before...gorgeous little beetle though, I think someone should come up with a nice name :-)
April 16th, 2011  
What an interesting name. Great capture!
April 16th, 2011  
Some people just put no thought into names these days lol. Great shot of him!
April 16th, 2011  
He's green! Yeah I didn't even know what it was until I read your description.
April 16th, 2011  
Appropriate, although disturbing, name for this cute little ladybug. I don't believe I've ever seen one like this. Great find, Robin.
April 16th, 2011  
Very interesting name and wonderful shot...
April 16th, 2011  
who would stab a ladybird? unless it were one of those evil 28 spotters... then even I'd join the queue.
April 16th, 2011  
Have never seen one like this - wonderful shot.
April 16th, 2011  
Very interesting. I didn't know they existed in other colors.
April 16th, 2011  
Who comes up with these names? Great capture.
April 16th, 2011  
What an awful name for such a cute little bug? Thanks for sharing!
April 16th, 2011  
Very interesting beetle! Nice shot!
April 16th, 2011  
great one...i have never seen anything like it.
April 16th, 2011  
Great shot. I would not like it near me.
April 16th, 2011  
Beautiful colours, great shot!
April 16th, 2011  
Oh wow. Very interesting. Gorgeous capture.
April 16th, 2011  
Awesome shot! It's so shiny, I almost think I see you reflected in the black part of his back. He looks like a tiny helmet.
April 16th, 2011  
gorgeous with the striking greens and the DOF.
April 16th, 2011  
Nice shot Robin. It's really amazing how many different kinds of ladybugs there are in the world.
April 16th, 2011  
Wow! Never saw a ladybug like this one!
April 16th, 2011  
Glad you got him. His (her) name is outlandish, but I can see how it came about.
April 16th, 2011  
I've never seen one like this! Awesome color! I had no idea there were so many different types of ladybugs, until I started doing the 365. The name is a little morbid! :0)
April 16th, 2011  
Great shot or stabbed, this species and several closely related ones are native in California. I've collected some but never got any photos. Wonder how they made their way to OZ. They are quite attractive and helpful at keeping scale insects in check.
April 16th, 2011  
my goodness, you do the best photography!!!
April 16th, 2011  
It's a great shot Robin - love the focus
April 16th, 2011  
@robv Thanks for your comment, Robert. Yes, I know they're native to Calif., but they're also common in Oceania, of which Oz is a part. Possibly brought here a couple of hundred years ago in some foliage when there were no quarantine restrictions . They're now considered to have been naturalised. I don't see many of them, more of the other sort.
April 16th, 2011  
Love those colors! Great shot Robin!
April 17th, 2011  
Gorgeous details and as always colors!
April 17th, 2011  
Great capture, nice - I usually only see the red (orange) kind over here...
April 17th, 2011  
Oh my, what a terrible name. I don't think I have ever seen a variety like this.
April 18th, 2011  
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