I noticed this afternoon, that our ladybug eggs looked different. It looked like they had turned brown. So, I pulled the petal off of the dried up apple blossom they were sitting on, and moved it to a plate, where we could examine them through the magnifier.
And, sure enough - they were ladybug larvae. We watched them for a while, as they squirmed, and moved around, testing new, transparent legs. It was very interesting.
Then, being thoroughly satisfied that they were indeed ladybugs, we returned them to the apple tree, where we found them.
Right now they just look like little black dots, so there would be no way we'd see them, or any of the others, that I noticed have also started to hatch, on the bark of the tree. But, now that we know for certain they are ladybug larvae, we'll be keeping our eyes open for them, as they grow, over the next three to four weeks.
It's great to be a homeschooler.