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Lady Beetle Larva Such and amazing transformation from this less attractive larva to the fully formed spotted ladybird. I spotted these on a yucca stock infested with aphids. Coleomegilla maculata,Geotagged,Spotted Ladybird,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Lady Beetle Larva

Such and amazing transformation from this less attractive larva to the fully formed spotted ladybird. I spotted these on a yucca stock infested with aphids.

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''Coleomegilla maculata'', commonly known as the Spotted Ladybird, Pink Spotted Ladybird or Twelve-spotted Lady Beetle, is a large coccinellid beetle native to North America. The adults and larvae feed primarily on aphids and the species has been used as a biological control agent.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded Jun 9, 2019. Captured in Catalina, AZ 85739, USA.