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.


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.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

How fascinating. Good luck!

Christy Killoran 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

If you are interested!