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Monday, August 6, 2012

Ladybug Pupa

A few weeks ago I posted this photo of a yellow ladybug that I had found on a walk. Since then, I have seen a few more. Last week I spotted this one while watering my garden (I accidentally sprayed him before he caught my eye, but no harm done), molting the last of his pupal skin to transform from a rather gross wormy looking thing to a cute ladybug!

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14 comments:

Gowri Saligram said...

Wow, that's an interesting catch!

Gunilla said...

Awesome!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome macro ladybug photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Kenneth said...

Interesting and nice shot!

KaziGrrl said...

Wow, that is an excellent catch! Glad you didn't drown him! :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow, great snap, love the detail and water droplets. Laura

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh, I would've never known. Interesting...very interesting.

Pat said...

Great capture!

Kalantikan said...

We have many ladybugs, i even posted to Proj Noah a testudinate ladybug to know its ID. But i still haven't seen or haven't observed yet a pupa like that, i wonder why all this life i haven't. I wonder where they are hiding here! :-))

JoJo said...

Never seen that before and in fact, i've never seen a lady bug in it's worm state!

Madge Bloom said...

I've never seen one before...

Sharyl said...

Looks like I've already "liked" you on FB, but I'm glad I headed your way to catch up on your photos here! Beautiful mountains, cute critters, lovely nature. Thanks so much for sharing! --Sharyl ~ Sharyl's Jewelry

P.S. I didn't even know lady bugs got their start like this! I don't know what my guess would have been had I seen this! :-)

Birgitta said...

Interesting and great shot!

Birgitta said...

Interesting and great shot!

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