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This is a ladybird larva (fourth instar) undergoing pupation. In pic 2, the rear end of the larva is still visible as thin black and yellow filiform structures while the rest of the body is preparing for transformation into a pupa. From time to time, the whole body of the pupa was raised to an erect position while the rear end remained stuck to the leaf surface (pic 4). The structure was about 5 mm long.
Spotted on a leaf blade ( Gahnia)
A four-stage (Holometabolous) life cycle:
It starts with eggs
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/378... Depending on the species, the pupal stage lasts from 3 to 12 days. This is probably Harmonia conformis ( common Spotted ladybird)