Have you spotted your first ladybug yet, this spring?
I love how the first spotting is always a surprise. We were out checking out one of the holes made by our neighborhood ground squirrels, in the vacant lot next to our house...
...when a little flash of red caught our eye.
...easily identified by its 7 spots, black pronotum (the part that looks like the head) with two large white (eye-like) spots (thanks to a handy dandy identification chart from the Lost Ladybug Project).
How about you? What kind of ladybugs have you spotted so far?