Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One red dot.

A minor ritual: on the way home from school, the kids stop and scan an expansive Santolina plant, looking for the favourite coleopteran.

So far, there has always been just one.

For a larger, more informative perspective on things coleopteran (including the ladybird beetle in this post), visit the latest edition of An Inordinate Fondness at The Marvelous in Nature.

4 comments:

biobabbler said...

sweet! =)

Kim and Victoria said...

What a great pic!

ksdoolittle said...

Almost like looking for a needle in a haystack, but at least you have color on your side. Gret shot, great post. ~karen

Arati said...

beautiful colours!
and what perfect dots the beetle has... you should see the splotchy one i found recently.