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Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 5 - Coleomegilla maculata

Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 5 - Coleomegilla maculata
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 19, 2009
Size: 4.2 mm
Third instar. The orange pattern is well-defined, especially the semicircles on the first segment of the thorax. This is a key field mark for the species.

Prey: Aphid - I don't know what kind. (Not the same as the aphids on Polygonum.)

Plant: Sow thistle (Sonchus sp.), my secondary source of aphids in late July.

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Lady beetle larvae at egg hatch - Day 1 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 2 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 3 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 4 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 5 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva - Day 6 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva - Day 7 (a) - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva - Day 7 (b) - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva - Day 8 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva - Day 9 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva with prey - Day 10 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle larva - prepupa - Day 11/12 - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle pupa - Day 13 (a) - Coleomegilla maculata Lady beetle pupa - Day 13 (b) - Coleomegilla maculata Pink Spotted Lady Beetle - Day 19 - Coleomegilla maculata

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