Metamorphosis of a Squash Ladybird Beetle

mystery solved! before and after photos…
These are all over my squash plant in North Carolina!

Hi Joann,
We weren’t really familiar with the larvae of the Squash Ladybird Beetle, Epilachna borealis, but thanks to your photos, now we are. Most Ladybird Beetles are predatory, but this particular species feeds on the leaves of squash and pumpkin plants in both larval and adult form.

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