Saturday, August 6, 2011

Camera Critters #174

A couple of years ago, I spotted a beetle rapidly moving around sage in the Dry Canyon here.  My attempts to photograph it didn’t work out.

In October of 2008, I noticed a similar bug, again in the Dry Canyon.  However, this time it didn’t escape my camera.



After several years of here and there checking on its ID, I believe it is an Hippodamia apicalis.  The speedy little critter is a member of the Lady Beetle family.

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Misty Dawn said...

I've never known you to settle for "checking here and there" on an ID. hehe

Bool beetle. ;-)

Frank said...

Very interesting little Beetle.

Twiggy said...

That's a cool one!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

You just capture the culprit reponsible for that dry plants hehe just kidding, very clear and beautiful shot.

Cheryl said...

Interesting colors. Nice captures.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Pretty beetle!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice shots.