ladybird

ladybird

Observation - ladybird. Description: This ladybird appeared to be protecting a hairy cocoon. After about 10 days I noticed the end of the cocoon was now open. The ladybird was unable to free its spiky legs from the loops of silk. I attempted to disentangle it with a pair of fine tweezers, bu

This ladybird appeared to be protecting a hairy cocoon. After about 10 days I noticed the end of the cocoon was now open. The ladybird was unable to free its spiky legs from the loops of silk. I attempted to disentangle it with a pair of fine tweezers, but despite my efforts it was unable to walk properly afterwards. I don't know if I'd injured it or whether the damage was done by the parasite or the long period of immobility.