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The typical Ladybug Larva looks similar to a tiny spotted alligator. Ladybug larva are voracious predators which hunt aphids, scale insects and mites. They can eat up to 24 aphids a day.
UK, Ireland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, India and Malta.
The larval phase of the Ladybug's development is 2 to 3 weeks in duration. During this period the larva molts 3 times and grows up to 1.2 cm in length. Some species of larvae may secrete a white wax like substance.