We put the larva (C,E) in a jar so we could watch it. During the larva stage, they molt or shed their exoskeleton 3-7 times, because their skin doesn't stretch as their bodies grow. We have watched this one molt twice already(D,F).
May 09, 2008
Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Ladybugs
We are now doing a study about Ladybugs!! We have researched everything about them. Their life cycle is a lot like a butterfly. My little "scientists" set out determined to find ladybugs. They not only found ladybugs, they found ladybug eggs!!! We took a picture of the eggs(A) a few days ago. When we went back to check on them, a larva was hatching(B).
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