Most lady beetle larvae are elongated in form and slightly pointed at the rear. Their legs stick out prominently from the sides, giving the appearance of being somewhat bow-legged. Overall color is gray or black, but most have some distinct spotting of yellow, orange or blue. Fleshy projections extend from the bodies of some lady beetles, notably the twice-stabbed lady beetle and multi-colored Asian lady beetle. The larvae of lady beetles that feed on aphids found in dense colonies of curled leaves, and those that feed on mealybugs ,often are covered with waxy strands and appear similar to mealybugs.