Lady beetle larva - Day 1, egg hatch - Harmonia axyridis
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 25, 2009
Size: Less than 2 mm long
First instar - completely black. The white object is the empty egg that it hatched from.
Egg hatch occurred around sunrise, 6 a.m.; this photo taken within the hour. Sex later determined by examination of adult.
Plant: Maple (Acer sp.), the same leaf the eggs were laid on.
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