Macro Monday

Last week I photographed the pupa of a ladybird for the first time….I had never seen one before….It was AMAZING!

But first…..

Meet Lincoln Ladybird Larva who's wondering if that's his dad on the top of the nettle!

Meet Lincoln Ladybird Larva who’s wondering if that’s his dad on the top of the nettle!

Lionel Ladybird Larva is enjoying a moment sliding down the nettle! Well if you can't do tin when you're a juvenile ladybird, when can you eh??

Lionel Ladybird Larva is enjoying a moment sliding down the nettle! Well if you can’t do it when you’re a juvenile ladybird, when can you eh??

Leonard Ladybird Larva is wondering if he has taken the wrong path in life what with all the prickles he's encountering!

Leonard Ladybird Larva is wondering if he has taken the wrong path in life what with all the prickles he’s encountering!

And finally….Lucinda Ladybird Larva who is a bit of a free spirit!

And finally….Lucinda Ladybird Larva who is a bit of a free spirit!

Now…look what these little larvae will turn into…..

Yes….that's a ladybird pupa!

Yes….that’s a ladybird pupa!

…and this is L Ladybird Larva looking at his future, or is he turning his back on it??

…and this is Lionel Ladybird Larva looking at his future, or is he turning his back on it??

And, of course, here are the beautiful creatures they turn into…..

Lucinda Ladybird!

Lucinda Ladybird!

Leonard Ladybird!

Leonard Ladybird!

L Ladybird!

Lincoln Ladybird!

Lionel Ladybird is just taking a little longer than his friends to hatch out!

If you want to see a larva turning into a pupa, follow this link to Youtube

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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17 comments on “Macro Monday

  1. BRILLIANT, absolutely BRILLIANT !!! You are so clever, Lizzie !!!!! These are gobsmacking ! Never even thought about the development of a ladybird before … Thank you a thousand times for such a wonderful introduction to some adorable little creatures.

  2. Elle, this is too funny! I shot photos of a ladybug pupa (my first!) on a lettuce leaf a few weeks ago! 🙂 but not that amazing “Ladybug, Jr” … you lucky and talented photographer you!!

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