En Paco´s Nature Reserve
I think that these are Steel-blue Ladybugs (Halmus chalybeus) that will be feeding upon very small aphids on this flower. Other insect threats to Aphids are the likes of wasps, hoverfly, aphid midge and crab spiders.
Observed following flooding rains in area.
Very small - 2-3mm
LadyBug flying away
The Coccinellidae are a family of small beetles, ranging from 1 to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches). They are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, heads and antennae. Such colour patterns vary greatly, however; for example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species, have whitish spots on a brown background. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described, more than 450 native...