Today in class, my teacher, a classmate (a plant physiologist and an immunology grad student, respectively) and I were discussing our journal reviews for this trimester. We’re focused on presenting our work and thinking how we could improve our manuscripts when we were interrupted by this:
I believe it is a Multicolored Asian Ladybug, Harmonia axyridis, although I’m not 100% sure. Regardless, it interrupted the discussion by flying across the room, and instead of ignoring it or removing it for being a distraction, we spent the next 15 minutes talking about how awesome ladybugs (and beetles in general) are. It was a good class!