Harlequin Ladybird pupa

I discovered this ladybird pupa on the side of my green wheely bin this morning. I think it is relatively fresh as it was still moving, pulsating and flicking. Where it is attached to the bin is the remains of the larva’s skin. I believe it is of that of a Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis).

Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.

13 thoughts on “Transformation

  1. An exquisite and rare photo….. Thank you for sharing. First time I have ever had the privilege to see how their pupa phase looks like.

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      1. I have yet to see the stages of a mayfly. I have the adults visit on occasion, but maybe one day I will see their wonderful cycle πŸ™‚

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