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Ladybird larva?

Observed: 11th May 2011 By: PerdikaPerdika’s reputation in InvertebratesPerdika’s reputation in InvertebratesPerdika’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This looks very like photos I have seen of the larva of a 7-Spot Ladybird, excdept that it has cream-coloured legs - the photos all show black legs.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Seven-Spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) interacts

Comments

Vinny's picture

Looks like it's just shed its

Looks like it's just shed its skin - hence the paler colouring as the new one hasn't hardened up yet.

rimo's picture

The dark object immediately

The dark object immediately behind and to the right of the larvae is the shed skin - it takes a while for the legs, spines and dorsal plates to harden and colour up

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Perdika's picture

Thank you!

I hadn't realised what that was.
Carole