Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ladybug on Butterflyweed May 11, 2013


Asclepias tuberosa
At the Lee County, Mississippi, Master Gardener's plant sale last month,
I bought this Butterflyweed hoping to attract more butterflies to my garden.

A lot of insects are buzzing around, but I've seen only a few butterflies.
It is probably because we have had a very cool, almost cold, Spring.

Lady Beetles, Coccinellidae, are usually called Ladybugs in the United States,
and Ladybirds in other parts of the world.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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18 comments:

  1. Pretty flowers and cute capture of the ladybug! Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Now that is a great shot of the ladybug. Wonderful details.

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  3. Your Butterflyweed is beautiful - it deserves a prettier name.

    I haven't seen any ladybirds in our garden this year yet - but it has been cold and wet. I rejoice in seeing them, busy little workers that they are.

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  4. Very unusual looking bloom! And beautiful ;)

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  5. Wonderful blossoms and I love ladybugs!

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  6. I ordered a butterflyweed this year but it is a tiny little thing so I don't expect I will get blossoms this year, it's fun to see yours!

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  7. I've yet to see a ladybird this year but love these lovely little creatures. xx

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  8. Nice shots! I do hope you manage to attract butterflies - bees, too, if you don't mind them. They're very important pollinators in addition to being sweet additions to the garden.

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  9. amazing photos of this beautiful flower. the ladybug matches the color of the flower.:p

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  10. The flowers and their visitors are very beautiful.

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  11. Yay for ladybugs! Such a great sign of a healthy garden. :)

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  12. Cute pictures. Hopefully the butterflies will show up with warmer weather.

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  13. I haven't seen as many bees on our place.

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  14. I do like that Ladybird -the ones we have in Australia seem to be smaller than this one.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. Growing up in England I knew them as ladybirds. Always enjoyed them. Your photos are marvelous. Thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers Lea, and have a great week.

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  16. Beautiful lady bug photos and the mural at the farmers market too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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