In an attempt to control the number of aphids in my pepper plants, I collect ladybird larvae from my plum tree and distribute them around the tiny trees. Yesterday, I added a particularly large larvar to to the plant and it immediately stopped moving, releasing a small amount of mucus to attach itself to the plant. Within hours, it went through several different stages and I decided to capture in film. After some research, it finally reached the last stage of metamorphosis before becoming an adult ladybird.
I was impatient and couldn’t wait for the full cycle to share this with you!