By Grant McQuestion Spring 1997
Ladybugs lay eggs. They lay
their eggs on a leaf near aphids. The larvae hatch out of
the egg after 4 days.
The larvae eats aphids. As they
grow they shed their skin. The larvae grow and eat and
grow and eat for 21 days.
The larvae attaches itself
under a leaf or twig with a special foot. The foot is at
the end of the larvae.
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.