Lady beetle pupa - venter - Day 17 - Harmonia axyridis
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 11, 2009
Size: 6 mm
Pupa of the larva I photographed every day, one day before the adult emerged. I accidentally dislodged it from the leaf, which allowed this ventral photograph. The head is to the left.
I didn't know if the adult would eclose unless the pupa was attached to something, so I carefully glued the rear edge to an index card. (The dessicated leaf was not sturdy or flat enough.)
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