Spots Before Your Eyes!

Challenge #101 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, let us see examples of spots or dots in nature, perhaps on flowers, plants, tree bark, insects or spiders, wild (undomesticated) animals or birds, the first drops of rain on dry ground, etc. By 'spot' I mean a mark on a surface differing sharply in colour or texture from its surroundings. Macro and close-ups welcome. Where possible, the subject should be outside in the natural environment. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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While removing my dog's big water bowl from the stand/holder for cleaning and refilling, I found these little guys on the underneath side of the big aluminum dish. I'm not sure, but I believe these may be Jewel Bug nymphs. If you can identify these, please feel free to do so. Thanks for looking! ;o)
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Submitted: Friday, 6th June, 2014 21:59 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 24th April, 2014
Focal length: 35.2 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Notes: P1850110
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