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Ladybug Story

By Grant McQuestion Spring 1997

Stage 1

Ladybugs lay eggs. They lay their eggs on a leaf near aphids. The larvae hatch out of the egg after 4 days.

Stage 2

The larvae eats aphids. As they grow they shed their skin. The larvae grow and eat and grow and eat for 21 days.

Stage 3

The larvae attaches itself under a leaf or twig with a special foot. The foot is at the end of the larvae.

Stage 4

The chrysalis splits and the lady bug pushes itself out head first. It comes out white. It must rest and dry its wings. Its shell gradually hardens and turns read.

Lasted Updated: Dec, 1997
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