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The ladybug larva changes into the pupa.

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They seem to stand up like this when they want to cool themselves.
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Note that there are now 4 little "eyes" on the front. This was my clue that they were about to emerge.
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Almost missed that one. Wow, you really documented every stage.

Well done.

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Thank you Harry. I think I did get every stage except I would have liked to have seen the larva hatch from the eggs but unfortunately I did not get to see that. Maybe next year. I hope they will be back again. Guess I won't try and treat the tree for all the aphids as that seemed to attract them. My mother was telling me that in Texas her neighbors actually bought these ladybugs so that they would eat the aphids on their plants. I had no idea people would do that. I should have bottled them all up and made some money :biggrin:
 
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My mother was telling me that in Texas her neighbors actually bought these ladybugs so that they would eat the aphids on their plants. I had no idea people would do that.
This type of thing is getting more and more popular with commerical growers in the UK. They use ladybirds and lacewings for keeping down aphids.

Bob F.
 
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This type of thing is getting more and more popular with commerical growers in the UK. They use ladybirds and lacewings for keeping down aphids.

Bob F.
My husband is in Destin this morning and he said he saw posters advertising the sale of ladybugs.
 
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