I’ve been wondering whether the loofah plants would bring back the yellow ladybugs, and they have.
These little fellas seem to feed on powdery mildew on cucurbit plants, and I last saw them on our previous angled loofah plants – incidentally, growing in the same location.
At first, there was just the one ladybug. A few days later, I spotted tiny ladybug larvae on several leaves. I don’t know if this ladybug lays its eggs in a cluster like the red ladybug, or singly, but there seemed to be just one larvae per leaf. Maybe they had been in a cluster but had spread out – I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m going to have fun watching these little fellas grow bigger, go into cocoon mode, then hatch into adult yellow ladybugs.