Lady beetle larva and prey - Day 2 - Harmonia axyridis
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 26, 2009
Size: 2.8 mm
First instar - completely black.
To get a lady beetle to stand still for a photograph, feed it - as soon as this larva grabbed the aphid, it stood still until it finished eating.
Prey: Chrysanthemum aphid, Macrosiphoniella sanborni.
Plant: Maple (Acer sp.), the same leaf where the eggs were laid.
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