November 6, 2009

Microcosmic rock climbing.


Ron said...

Is this another of those 'ladybug climbs Everest' movies?

Damn trends!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Probably looking for somewhere to hibernate.

Now do a movie with flies on poop through a fish-eye lens!

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Tyrone Slothrop said...

Ladybugs always climb up. On a blade of grass the time it takes them to reach the top is just enough to say,

"Ladybug, ladybug
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
And your children will burn."

And then she does.

LonewackoDotCom said...

That's actually more like scrambling. Now, this, that's a true climbing master at work. Let's see a ladybug do that.

blogging cockroach said...

damn stupid beetles
mostly they show up en
masse like the
mob and take over
youse guys know
who s runnin da joint
they say and they mean
business on the other hand
it looks like a hippy dippy
beetle here who isn t a made
member of la cosa nostra but
some idiot with a name like
candle or sunbeam who s into
nature and irritating healthier
than thou outdoor activities
like rock climbing
well i m into climbing too
but it s not to gaze at the
scenery no sir it s to get
to the top of the counter
you should see me go up
the side of the fridge no to
mention the corner of the stove
and it s all to a purpose unlike
that ladybug who seems like a
ditzy rich insect with a trust
fund so she can fly away and
lead her la dee dah life climbing
rocks and white water rafting

blake said...

I wonder if that silly bug will remember she can fly.

Guess not.

bearbee said...

Did she give you permission to film her?

Fred4Pres said...

It would be cool to have a lady bug the size of a volkswagen. Provided it did not try to eat you like an aphid.

EDH said...

It's been an invasion of the ladybugs around here.

Seasonal ladybug swarms pester even bug experts
(AP) – Oct 21, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Seasonal swarms of ladybugs are pestering residents across parts of North America. Even insect experts are bugged by them.

Pest control specialist Gene Scholes said this week that thousands of Asian lady beetles have congregated outside his Hannibal, Mo., home. Dozens more have weaseled their way inside.

The beetle swarms tend to be heaviest on warm days after a period of cooler weather, Scholes and other insect experts said. Infestations have been reported from Illinois to Massachusetts to the Toronto area.

The bugs are particularly drawn to light-colored buildings with sunny exposures as they seek a warm place to settle for the winter.

To get rid of the bugs, Scholes and others suggest using a vacuum cleaner to collect them, then emptying the vacuum outside.


The Ladybug is the Official State Insect of five states; New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Tennessee. The Lady Bug is the Official State "Bug" of Delaware. The Lady Beetle as it's called in scientific circles comes in many colors, including white, yellow, pink, orange, red or black and generally has spots.

Ladybugs are considered to be beneficial insects, because of their voracious appetite for garden aphids.

wv-"pigica" = what a gas guzzler is called in Boston

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great Blog & Photo! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: