From Larva to Ladybird....19th July-2nd August 2010
I have been following the progress of the Harlequin Ladybird larva since I first spotted it on a Buddlaei bush in my garden. The date was the 19th July. It then settled into a static state on a leaf from the 23rd July until 2nd August when it emerged. I was lucky to have been at home and caught the action taking place. The process of emergence started at 10.11am and I periodically photographed the Ladybird, the last photo with the Ladybirds spots showing much clearer was taken at 14.49pm.