14-spotted lady beetle larva - Day 1 - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 26, 2009
First instar, within a few hours of egg hatch. A pattern is already evident: two white spots on the first abdominal segment. The legs are long in proportion to the body, with the forelegs longer than the abdomen.
Plant: Maple (Acer sp.), the same leaf the egg was laid on.
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