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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Egg

I was happy to be able to get out to the desert over the weekend. So many bugs and so little time but this one's bright yellow elytra stood out like a poorly hidden Easter egg against the volcanic rock it was on. This is a freshly emerged California lady beetle, Coccinella californica. The wing covers probably darkened quite a bit as they hardened. On the other side of the rock was another pupa waiting to emerge.

1 comment:

Kolby said...

I went out to Joshua Tree NP last weekend and found an abundance of life as well! I'll be blogging about it tonight.