Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ladybug Pupa

There weren't any crafts, or projects going on around our house, today. I'm afraid we spent most of our day on ladybug watch, after spotting a few pupae in our apple tree.


It takes five to seven days for a ladybug to emerge from its pupa stage. Our chances of catching one in the act are fairly slim. But, wouldn't it be cool to see?


It's great to be a homeschooler.

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Yes, that would be cool to see!

Ticia said...

That would be very cool. I'd love to see that too. I'm sure you'll take lots of pictures.

I misread the title at first and thought you said PAPA, and I was thinking, how do you know it's a boy?

Phyllis said...

Wonderful photos. Perhaps you will capture them at the right moment, if you keep trying.

Raising a Happy Child said...

How fascinating. Good luck!

Christy said...

That would be very cool. We have had Insect Lore caterpillars twice now and of the ten caterpillars, I only spotted one emerging as a butterfly - the kids were asleep so they missed it. It's just being in the right place at the right time, I guess!

Amanda said...

we were very blessed this spring to catch a lot of great lady bug action. I wrote about it here

http://ava-like-a-bird.blogspot.com/2011/04/just-ladybugs.html

If you are interested!

blessings,
Amanda