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Ladybug Season

Postby gary c. » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:53 pm

Some friends and I did a few days in the Sespe Wilderness last weekend and it semmed like the Ladybugs were comming out everywhere we camped.

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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby Maddog61 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:26 pm

Wow, that's pretty cool. I've never seen so many in one spot before. My first thought was..... "How do I tie a ladybug fly? " :-)

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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:25 pm

Maddog61 wrote:Wow, that's pretty cool. I've never seen so many in one spot before. My first thought was..... "How do I tie a ladybug fly? " :-)


Here's an idea: http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern12867.html

I'll have to try it myself!
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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby Maddog61 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:47 pm

Fly Guy Dave wrote:
Maddog61 wrote:Wow, that's pretty cool. I've never seen so many in one spot before. My first thought was..... "How do I tie a ladybug fly? " :-)


Here's an idea: http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern12867.html

I'll have to try it myself!

Thank you sir!

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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:41 pm

I have seen this a couple times. I was on a trail crew and while we sat and ate lunch I started getting covered by hundreds of them.
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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby Rockchucker » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:15 am

Back in the 90's I was on a 4 day trip in the sespe and the lady bugs where so thick that they crawled all over us as we hiked. At first it was kind of magical but then some started biting! I never knew they would bite. Then they just became very annoying. Must be a breeding area or something.
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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby RooPhillip » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:32 pm

Great pics! I've seen those swarms a time or two. That's GOOD LUCK. :)

Ladybugs bite? Really? That's a new one to me...
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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby gary c. » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:08 pm

RooPhillip wrote:Ladybugs bite? Really? That's a new one to me...

I've never had one bite me but I have heard of it before. Huel Howser did an episode where he went with a guy to catch lady bugs as they were going into hibernation. I thought it was really interesting.
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Re: Ladybug Season

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:24 pm

FISHPOLE wrote:To bad he's gone now.


Agreed

FISHPOLE wrote:Never heard what or how he died.


This just in: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2 ... -says.html
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