Monday, March 23, 2009
4" x 6"
Before anyone emails and says, "Hey!!!!! That's not a lady bug!!! Its a rare European Derbyshire Aphid Eater." Please continue reading this educational blog post. Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (British English, Australian English, South African English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by some scientists). Lesser-used names include ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly. The family name comes from its type genus, Coccinella. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, and more than 450 are native to North America alone. So......I don't know which species this particular beetle is but he or she landed near my easel tonight while I was working and the inspiration hit me. A very fun subject to paint and also a very cooperative one I must say. This is painting 277 in Painting A Day Series. Painting Sold.