Saturday, 6 September 2014

Eight Spots.


I came across this  pretty red beetle with eight black spots the other day, but don't know what it's called. I have seen similar beetles with six spots, but never eight. It has wings, because I saw it flying. If anyone knows it's name, I would appreciate you telling me.
 

SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

26 comments:

Jette Hollesen said...

Nice little thing. Super shot!

Hugs
JetteMajken

Ela said...

I'm sorry, I don't know who it is. But I see that it is beautiful and is very similar to ladybugs !
Have a nice weekend :)

TexWisGirl said...

such a pretty shot.

lina@happy families said...

Pretty bug and shot. The color is similar with ladybug.

cobie en bas van Es said...

De kleur doet erg veel vooral hier.

Noushka said...

I haven't met it either, it must be specific to the iberian peninsula.
Surely you must have a coleoptera guide in Portugal :)
Very nice and sharp picture!
I am sure you could see marmots in the Pyrenees if you can go there but you'll probably have to wait until next year now!
Enjoy your sunday, Sonjia!

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photo of the beetle but resembles a lady bug but bigger ~ no idea what it is ~ but great shot!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Frank said...

I reads your message for help re ID but I'm not familiar with this species. It looks like a Leaf Beetle (Chrysomelidea) and very similar to a Clytra species.

Sorry I can't be more definite.

Bob Bushell said...

I think it is 'Mylabris quadripunctata', but I'm not quite sure. A beautiful image.

Marie said...

Beautiful red beetle!

Jocee said...

Great shot, Mother Nature decorates her bugs well. :)

susan jane said...

lovely bug and great background. love Sue

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shot of this gorgeous bug. Great colours.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia!

Nice and bright colours this beetle has to display - very much resembling the smaller and more popular ladybird the children like to play with.

Great shot!

Vitor

Helma said...

A beautiful red beetle but unfortunately I do not know his name too

Susan (ABON) said...

I know little about beetles but this one is a cutie! Reminds me of a lady bug. Have a blessed day, Sonjia!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful photo of this beetle..
I don't have any idea what its name is but it really has beautiful markings!!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely bug.....elegant shape too!

Happy Monday!
Ruby

Phil Slade said...

A lovely shot of the beetle but I'm afraid I can't help with a name. Now if it was a bird.....

karmnik54 said...

Ciekawy:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have never seen one like it. So so beautiful!!

Marie said...

Forgot to say, I really enjoyed your comments about the Trout Catch post! :-)

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty beetle, a colorful shot! Thank you for linking up, enjoy your week!

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, Sonija; Oh, I also thought it looked like a lady bug p:) I checked with the picture page of "Mylabris quadripunctata" one of your your friend said. Sure looks like it and such a beautiful picture of it with flower from you♡♡♡

ps> My new windows 8.1 is still giving me weary to get used to it and installing software(^^;)

Maria said...

What an elongated lady-bug like insect!

bettyl-NZ said...

It's pretty, whatever it is called!

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