Headless Ladybug

Photo: Michael Ivie

Just in time for Halloween, here comes the "headless" ladybug:

Ross Winton, a former entomology grad student at Montana State University (MSU), found the bug in a trap he set up in a sand dune in southwest Montana. He initially thought the tiny tan insect was just part of an ant or a bug with its head missing.

But upon further examination, Winton identified the one-millimeter-long insect as a male ladybird beetle, or ladybug, and found that it wasn't actually headless — its head was just hidden inside a tube in its thorax, much like a turtle that has its head tucked back into its shell.

Now let's see if it can entertain passers-by in San Luis Obispo like a certain headless magician.


Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Headless Ladybug"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More