What does one call a group or swarm of ladybugs? A loveliness. As in, “A Thrasher Termite & Pest Control technician sighted a loveliness of ladybugs overwintering on a lichen encrusted boulder.”
The Convergent ladybug migrates in the fall to higher elevations and overwinters in “lovelinesses” of thousands of individuals. These photos were taken in the Santa Cruz mountains; however, overwintering ladybugs are common in the Sierra Nevada, Santa Monica, Santa Cruz and other mountain ranges throughout California. A great place to find these hibernating lovelies is at Pinnacles National Monument.
Ladybugs seem a bit indiscriminate in their choice of overwintering locations, such as on this wood railing.
Convergent ladybugs on scrap lumber in the mountains.
More Convergent ladybugs overwintering on lumber in the mountains.
Close up of a Convergent ladybug (hippodiamia convergens) hunting aphids earlier in the year.
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