Hey, here’s an insect you probably see quite often—in it’s larval stage, so you may not recognize it.
Have a guess and I’ll check back later.
Ha, it’s a gardener’s favorite, the ladybug!
The orange and black stay with the insect its whole life and I bet many of you would like to learn to recognize it. Why? Because ladybugs eat other garden pests – like these aphids. They are fierce predators!
Here is one of the large shedding its skin to metamorphose into the adult Ladybird beetle.
Pretty cool, huh?