Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ladybug life cycle

Got to know what those tiny yellow eggs in my hops were, from my previous post. I isolated the eggs and witness the metamorphosis all the way until the new ladybug emerged. I was surprised since I had no idea that the ladybugs were laying those eggs. So what I thought was the ladybug eating the eggs, was actually then laying it in my hop leaves. Good to know that I have a renewing army of aphid fighters :-), which by the way, are very few right now.

1 comment:

  1. When i went to grammer school some 50 years ago someone had weeping willow and every spring it would be full of Ladybugs must have been lots of aphids in the tree because they were all over this picket fence