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Seven-Spotted Ladybug Larvae

Coccinella septempunctata

Description:

Once the ladybug eggs hatch, the larvae will come out and start looking for something to eat. They will look for tiny mites or aphids and they should find plenty because the mother found the perfect leaf to lay her eggs under because of the abundance of food for the larvae to find. Newborn larvae look sort of like tiny alligators. After only a few days, the larvae will be large enough to begin to molt (shed their skin), and they keep molting for as long as they are growing. http://www.ladybug-life-cycle.com/

Habitat:

Feeding on aphids on Double Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus 'plenus') plants in Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA

Notes:

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Seven-spot Ladybird Larva
Coccinella septempunctata Coccinella septempunctata


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5 Comments

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thank you for the ID Cindy!

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thank you CarolSnowMilne!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

I never knew. WOW! Great photos!

misako
misako 9 years ago

Thanks Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Nice series!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Berkeley, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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