New Generation

Early Instar Ladybird Larvae

I found a number of these by their egg cases not long having hatched on my crabapple tree at the bottom of the garden. They are ladybird larvae, first instar. They will go through four stages of moulting before pupating to become the brightly coloured adult beetle we all know.

June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

13 thoughts on “New Generation

  1. You have the ability to discover and see what we others rarely even notice, before we visit your site. Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures Pete!

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