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Steelblue Ladybeetle - Halmus chalybeus

Steelblue Ladybeetle - Halmus chalybeus
Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
May 9, 2012
Size: 3.0 mm
Adult Steelblue Ladybeetle with fully developed iridescence.

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Excellent series!
Don't know how you did it! Not missing anything from cradle to grave! One question. You say eating egg chorions. Is that from their own eggs? I thought that might occur but was not sure!

 
Eating chorions
Yes, many insects' first meals are the egg remnants they hatched from.

 
Thanks, Larry!
I really love the time sequence. In nature a lot of things are puzzling until you see the progression in the order in which they take place!

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