14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata)

14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata)

Description

Title:
14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata)
Caption / Description:

Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (or P. 14-punctata) is a small lady beetle, native and widespread in the Old World, and invasive in North America. It is sometimes referred to by the common name 14-spotted ladybird beetle, or simply P-14. The background color ranges from cream through yellow to light orange, but not red. Only rarely are 14 separate spots present on the elytra; most commonly, several of the spots fuse into larger markings, particularly along the midline, where they often create a shape resembling an anchor, sometimes fusing to such an extent as to render the body almost entirely black except for 12 pale spots.

Description from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylea_quatuordecimpunctata

Tags / Keywords:
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Animalia
  • Animals
  • Arthropoda
  • Arthropods
  • Insecta
  • Insects
  • Coleoptera
  • Beetles
  • Coccinellidae
  • Ladybirds
  • Ladybugs
  • Lady beetles
  • Propylea
  • Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
  • 14-spotted ladybird

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Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
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Original File Dimensions:
4272px x 2848px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
RGB
Original Image Color Profile:
Adobe RGB (1998)

Location

Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
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Copyrighted
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Rights Managed
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Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
Yes
Copyright Notice:
© 2010 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1200 s
Aperture:
f/8
Camera Model:
Canon EOS 450D
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
65mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
Flash:
On, Fired
Exposure Mode:
Manual
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Exposure Program:
Manual

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 1-5x Macro
Filters used:
Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Handheld
Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Flash

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Adobe Camera RAW
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