Friday, August 5, 2011

Apple Tree Observations

So, apparently, not only will ladybugs eat their own larvae, but the larvae will happily munch away on the pupae. It's only fair...


...but I'm not sure we'll ever look at ladybugs in the same way, again. Forget shark week - if you're looking for cold blooded eating machines, it's ladybugs you want.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

6 comments:

Christy said...

So gross! I had considered getting the Insect Lore ladybug kit, but I think I'll pass now!

Ticia said...

This is slowly destroying the cuteness factor of ladybugs.....

Raising a Happy Child said...

I am impressed with the pictures you are taking - so very detailed!

Debbie said...

I believe you are all having way too much fun with all this bug watching. Great picture!

Joyful Learner said...

I wonder why they didn't mention this on our ladybug larvae kit?

Phyllis said...

We have studied ladybugs before and I had never known that they are cannibalistic. It shows that nothing beats nature study observations.