Two lady beetles.
03 Jul 2016.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Lonicera morrowii.
ID courtesy of Blaine Mathison.
Mushroom workshop at Queens University Biological Station (QUBS). Led by Richard Aaron.
Lost its head.
The Coleoptera /koʊliːˈɒptərə/ order of insects is commonly called beetles. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek κολεός, koleos, meaning "sheath"; and πτερόν, pteron, meaning "wing", thus "sheathed wing", because most beetles have two pairs of wings, the front pair, the "elytra", being hardened and thickened into a sheath-like, or shell-like, protection for the rear pair, and for the rear part of the beetle's body. The superficial consistency of most beetles' morphology, in particular their possession...