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Asian Lady Beetle Larva & Eggs

Harmonia axyridis


Found this Lady Bug Larva chowing down on some nearby Ladybug eggs. I had no idea they did that. Ladybug eggs are small and yellow and are usually laid on the backside of a leaf, near aphid colonies. This ensures that young ladybug larvae will have a food source as soon as they hatch. Ladybugs also lay eggs that are infertile, or won't hatch, amongst the fertile eggs as a first meal for their offspring.


The tree outside my house. Don't know the type.


This was taken with a 300mm lens on my Canon 7D. Usually most are iPhone shots, but I lost my little macro lens attachment for it!!

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Bluffton, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 21, 2014
Submitted on May 22, 2014

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