Eggs, 0.5mm increment rule
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Ladybird (Coccinellidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Striped Ladybird (Micraspis furcifera)|
|This Photo:||Pre-winter Huddle|
Thank you Reiner Richter & Mark Hura for confirming the id of this species for us
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
It seems that colony's like this are often seen at the beginning of winter. They gather together to hibernate for the winter and keep each other warm.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Pale yellow lady bug with black stripes.
Or is it black with yellow stripes ?-)
We can't tell the difference between the genders, but one we captured laid eggs in the pot, so knew was female. The eggs are yellow, about 1.5mm long, laid vertically. We were surprised when photographing the female that she has emarginate eyes!
We have photgraphed them in Jan, Feb, May, Nov & Dec.