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Ladybug larvae hatching. Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles? One appears not to have hatched
On an okra plant in a suburban yard
You’re welcome Machi
Thanks for the info Christine!
Very cool spotting! It often happens that one or more eggs won’t hatch because they were actually infertile. The infertile eggs are for food just in case there aren’t enough aphids, etc. nearby. The newly hatched larvae will first eat their eggshells, and then the unhatched eggs, their siblings, aphids, etc.
Spotted on Sep 1, 2017 Submitted on Nov 20, 2017