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Old 09-03-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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The ladybug life cycle is not much different from the life cycle of a butterfly. The ladybug goes through the same four stages as a butterfly, the egg stage, the larvae stage, the pupa stage, and the adult ladybug stage. You know what adult ladybugs look like, but you wouldn’t even recognize them before they get to that final stage of their lives.
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Ladybug Facts: How Ladybugs Can Help Your Garden
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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The lady bug I saw the other day was a pretty pink with black spots.
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Pink? Is this sort of like what you saw, http://www.cirrusimage.com/Beetles/pink_ladybug.jpg ?
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No it looked like a regular round ladybug but pink.

Technically we're suppose to call them ladybird beetles or lady beetles. They're really not bugs.
Lightning bugs or fireflies are also beetles. Lightning beetles or firebeetles?

I'll try to get a picture.
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No it looked like a regular round ladybug but pink.

Technically we're suppose to call them ladybird beetles or lady beetles. They're really not bugs.
Lightning bugs or fireflies are also beetles. Lightning beetles or firebeetles?

I'll try to get a picture.
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Here's a picture of a Lady Beetle larvae and an Adult, They need nectar just as bees and I've seen them on pre-emergent buds.

This is an Asian Lady Beetle on a Fever Few.

I have plenty of seeds for this herb.
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Nice picture of the larvae. Wonderful aphid predators on new growth and buds.
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Here's a picture of a Lady Beetle larvae and an Adult, They need nectar just as bees and I've seen them on pre-emergent buds.

This is an Asian Lady Beetle on a Fever Few.

I have plenty of seeds for this herb.
I never heard of lady bird beetles needing nectar. I thought they were predatory insects? I have watched the larvae and adults devour aphids on my milkweed many times.
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I never heard of lady bird beetles needing nectar. I thought they were predatory insects? I have watched the larvae and adults devour aphids on my milkweed many times.
Many lady beetles appear attracted to extrafloral nectaries on plants - see ladybugs - Insecta: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae for very detailed information on the life cycle and food habits of these beetles.
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