Dusky Lady Beetle Larva (Mealy Bug Destroyer) - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA July 18, 2009 Size: 3-4mm
Sometimes I think my yard is located just south-east of the twilight zone. I found some of these Rastafarian anemone-looking caterpillars. Needless to say, I couln't find it in any of my caterpillar books. Best I can tell, it's some kind of sawfly larva.
It gets more curious. Is that some plant bug nymph? Wait till you see the other photo.
Contributed by Robert Lord Zimlich on 19 July, 2009 - 3:52pm Last updated 21 December, 2012 - 11:01pm
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