Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hatched Already?

Look who I found on the lettuce today! I wonder, could it possibly be the newly hatched ladybug from the larva I rescued last week? After some research at Everything Ladybug!, I decided that by a stretch of faith...it could be. Newly hatched ladybugs are yellow, with no spots, and assume their normal color after a few days. They usually pupate for 5-8 days. So...if the larva scrambled over to the lettuces and immediately started to pupate (wouldn't you pupate immediately if you had been stuck in a refrigerator for days?), and just hatched today, it could be the same one. Or maybe a different one. I am feeling a slight ladybug obsession coming on.

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