We're still on our nature study kick, and one of our recent projects was studying the ladybug life cycle. Now, I am 42 years old, and up till now, I never knew ladybugs went through stages in any form but egg and ladybug... Well, they actually undergo metamorphosis!
We got our ladybug larvae in the mail on October 5th, from Insect Lore. They are odd looking critters, and very active.
On October 10th, we saw our first chrysalis.
This is the underside:
And finally, on October 15th, our first adult ladybugs emerged: