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Pink Spotted Lady Beetle - Day 19 - Coleomegilla maculata

Pink Spotted Lady Beetle - Day 19 - Coleomegilla maculata
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 2, 2009
Size: 6 mm, 1/4 inch
The adult emerged 6 days after pupation. This species is always a rather light, pinkish-red color, not much darker than the recently-emerged adult here. It did become more glossy and the black spots more prominent over the next few hours.

Plant: Amaranth (Amaranthus sp.)

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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

Moved

Lady Beetle series
Great series of shots.

 
Much appreciated :-)
My life was pretty hectic while this beetle was maturing, and I feel like I gave it short shrift - but I'm always glad to contribute a life cycle to the Guide.

Next time I collect C. maculata eggs or hatchlings, I just have to look harder for shed skins on Day 3...hm, how soon can I get to a lily patch?

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