Subject: interesting insect – don’t know where to start looking
Location: Madera County, CA
May 5, 2013 4:00 pm
Dear Bugman,
I come to you again with an interesting insect. I took this picture this morning. The insect in question spent some time working over this nascent bloom (heartleaf arnica of some sort), making sure to visit every nook, cranny and drop of dew or nectar or whatever the drops were.
We live in Madera County, CA in oak savanna terrain. The photo was taken about 100 yards away from the Chowchilla River.
I would be greatly appreciative if you could identify this insect.
Thanks for your great web site!
Signature: Megan Ralph

Lady Beetle Larva

Lady Beetle Larva

lady beetle (ladybug) larva

Thank you!  No wonder I liked it so much 🙂

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Lady Beetle Larva

Lady Beetle Larva

Location: Madera County, California

2 Responses to Lady Beetle Larva

  1. I love those guys! Haven’t seen any for the past couple of years, though.

  2. Phoebe Wong says:

    Why does it seem that the larva is larger than the adult?

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