Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ladybird Beetle Larvae

Ladybird Beetle (Ladybug) Larvae

Ladybird Beetle larvae are predators as are the adult beetles.
Family Coccinellidae



smilnsigh said...

A little 'meanie,' hu?

And btw, you are not the _only_ one, who can use insects, as a subject. >,-) Well, you do a much better close-up job of it, but... It's a start! >,-)


Andrée said...

To think that pretty little ladybugs evolve from this! Totally fascinating. I have been wondering what the larva look like.

Salty said...

Interesting! I had no idea what the ladybird larvae looked like.

You are doing some superb macro insect photography. My hat is off to you!

nina said...

Such a contrast from the adult form. Do you know they sell "kits" of these so children can watch them metamorphose? They come with instructions to feed them raisins!

Really nice photo, Marvin.

Anonymous said...

That's exactly why I don't spary chemicals on anything.

But I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great photo Marvin. This looks like a bug that bit the back of my leg and left a welt. I wonder if this is what did that or if it was one of those dark jumpy spiders? Hmmm.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Never new this, I've seen things like this but never imagined for a bit they turn in to Ladybird bugs..

Jennifer said...

I've only seen the youngsters in a picture book, though I keep searching... Maybe this summer!