16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An aggregation of hibernating ladybugs

Ladybugs aggregate in large numbers as temperatures lower. They are better able to survive the winter in groups. These solitary insects mate at this time as well.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Berkeley, California, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P7700
Copyright: © Susan Tremblay