Lady beetle egg - day before hatch - Harmonia axyridis
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 24, 2009
Size: 1.4-1.5 mm long
This egg was dislodged from a large egg mass. I kept it separate from the other eggs so I could follow the progress of a single larva from egg to adult.
(I didn't know if it was damaged after being dislodged, and feared it wouldn't hatch, but there was no problem; it hatched at the same time as the rest of the egg mass and the larva thrived.)
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