my view of the natural world

Transformation part 2

The ladybird is an insect that also undergoes transformation.  I can still remember the first time I came across a huge colony of ladybird larva, in a client’s garden when I worked as a professional gardener.  They are quite unlike the adult and look more like a miniature crocodile!

Like a butterfly, the adult form of a ladybird is loved by many and features in children’s stories and in songs. 

6 responses

  1. As ever an eye catching shot that grabbed me when trawling through the tags, Eremophila!

    December 7, 2010 at 12:43 am

    • eremophila

      Thanks very much Chris, you’re very kind:-) I’ll catch up with your work soon I hope – storms about have hampered my time on-line.

      December 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

  2. Love ladybugs, and I love your capture.

    December 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    • eremophila

      Thanks Mac! I hope I can show you more of them:-)

      December 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

  3. Simply beautiful!

    December 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

    • eremophila

      Thank you very much Timo:-)

      December 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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