aren't ladybug larvae cute?

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  1. Jun 9, 2006 #1

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    found these crawling along some hibiscus. glad they're eating the aphids, though, i just got an aphid midge to take the aphids out....
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    ACK they are horrifying! I was terrified of lady bugs before, this is the first time i've seen pictures of a larvae, they are 1000000000 times scarier than the adults!

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    he he he, yeh...
     
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    It's blue!!!...I wanna pet it!! :p
     
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    I think it is sorta cute, but the real question I have is, will they eat thrips?
    If so, Brian, you might want to hide them....:ninja:
     
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    When I was little I thought they were baby gila monsters. I loved em.
     
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    They're especially not cute if you're an aphid :)

    btw, I think they're nymphs, not larva although I'm not 100% Cute nontheless!
     
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    i thought you may have been right, but i checked around and they're typically referred to as larvae, even by the University of Maine Extension...
     
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    Are we talking about the same kind of ladybugs I'm familiar with? The ones that are orange/red, sometimes with spots?
     
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    yup.
     

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