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freshly pupated ladybird


freshly pupated ladybird

Well you learn something every day. when they emerge from their pupae they are yellow and spot-less. Bit like Dalmatians.



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Hi Eileen, I didn't know that either, I've only ever seen them with spots, Derek.

28 Jun, 2019

 

Well well....we are all getting an education on here tonight! Lovely too.

28 Jun, 2019

 

I dint know that. Were you waiting for it to emerge?

28 Jun, 2019

 

No I was picking up pots that had been blown around and it was on the pot. I wondered what beetle it was and when I consulted my books and my daughter, this is what we came up with.
same with dragonflies and damsels, when they emerge they are dull brown and their colour develops over a couple of hours/days depending on the species.

29 Jun, 2019

 

I keep finding Ladybird larvae in the garden ... funny looking things!

1 Jul, 2019

 

they are weird aren't they. I have lots too, sadly that also means lots of greenfly but hey the blue tits and wrens are also filling their beaks to feed their offspring with them.

1 Jul, 2019

 

I need to educate our garden birds in eating slugs and snails as today I found a Heliopsis scabra Summer Sun, planted in April, is nothing but a skinny stem now . . . :o(

1 Jul, 2019

 

I didn't know that either , its good to learn something new ..

5 Jul, 2019



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