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

As temperature lowers, these solitary insects aggregate in groups of thousands to mate and to survive the winter more easily together.

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