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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Pupa

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

Spotted on a frigid autumn afternoon, this fresh lady beetle pupa had not yet hardened and kept moving up and down as it got acclimated to its new life stage. It was yellow and pale orange in color, had an elongated dome shape, and was attached to a leaf with the spiky remains of the larval skin clearly seen clinging to one end. As it hardens, it will turn dark orange with black spots.

Habitat:

Stuck to a leaf beside a large pond.

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2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks Lisa! It surprised me when it started moving!

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 3 years ago

Very cool!

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 16, 2017
Submitted on Oct 18, 2017

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