Thanks Jukka. Actually, it is twice the length of an actual ladybug so I am fascinated to know how it changes and how a beautiful ladybug comes out of such an ugly looking insect. I have a tree that is swarming with them and I am hoping that at some stage I will see the change. So far no luck.That larvae looks quite a beast. Fortunately it´s so small. :smile:
Well done, Yvette!
Great capture Yvette. It will be prettier in it's second life.
I really love that shot Yvette! Having the eggs and bug together is really great!
Great shot Yvette!
Great pic! Love it when I see some action in macrophotos. Didn't know they do this. thanks for sharing.
I have been offline for a couple of days so I apologize for my lateness in replying. Thank you all for your great comments. I have had a lot of fun photographing the whole life cycle of the ladybug. Right now I am waiting for the pupa to hatch and hopefully I will get to see it and be able to take pictures. I will post all my shots once I have seen that.Great shots Yvette!
I am happy not to be an aphid :smile:.
I have been looking everyday and have seen a couple only after they have emerged...very frustrating. But hopefully I can stay home today and keep checking. There are quite a few that should be ready.If it were not for the larvae and imagos of Ladybirds and Lacewing then we would be overun with aphids. ( Greenfly).
I hope you get a capture of the beetle emerging. I have seen it happen, up never photographed it.
BW. Bob F.
.. meaning I'm a lousy photog :669:We have some excellent photographers on NC and people like Harry S ...
Bob, don't sell yourself under your value. Sometimes I really marvel at your broad knowledge.whereas I just splash about and hope that I do not make too many mistakes.
You know what I meant you old codger!!:biggrin::biggrin:meaning I'm a lousy photog
.Cannibalism occurs preferably in periods of mass reproduction
Excellent. The two things link and I have learnt something as well.There were literally hundreds of larva and ladybugs on the tree
Thank you my friend. We have a saying in the UK which goes as follows:-Bob, don't sell yourself under your value. Sometimes I really marvel at your broad knowledge