Lil’ Gators

IMG_2254The larva of the familiar lady beetle is so different from the adult you have to wonder who it was who first put the two together. Only observation and/or experimental raising would do the trick.

I think the one doing the eating here is the Multicolored Asian Lady and the one being eaten is the Two-spotted.

These larva molt several times before reaching a plump readiness to draw themselves up into a pupa.

2 Responses to “Lil’ Gators”

  1. 1 Ellen Brys June 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I’m confused. One eats the other?!

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