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Twice-Stabbed Lady Beetle Pupa

Chilocorus sp.


When pupating, the larval skin appears to split and bust away from the inner contents, giving it this very alien look.


On the bark of what may be a dogwood or other common ornamental tree.


Here are a few references of it happening in Chilocorus varieties: [1] | [2]

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Matthew Hammond
Spotted by
Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2019
Submitted on Sep 26, 2019

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