Note the pale green color, unlike the orange eggs of most other lady beetles. There was originally a small egg mass (4 or 5 eggs), but unfortunately the others were lost in transit.
Plant: Maple (Acer
sp.). The tree was a small, bushy sapling, under 5 feet (1.6 m) tall.
(For life cycle photos of another lady beetle species collected from the same tree, start here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/300996