Hello, ladybug!

A ladybug resting next to a discarded ladybug cocoon - perhaps the cocoon it hatched from?

Visiting the ladybug cocoon from the other day, I found this ladybug next to the discarded cocoon. I’m not sure, but I think it’s the beetle that hatched from the cocoon! If you look at the lower edge of the beetle, you’ll see it’s yellowish – and in fact, the top of it is orange rather than red. They say that ladybugs are yellow and unmarked when they first hatched, so maybe this beetle was waiting to get its full colours. How cool!

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