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    Han, Hazel
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    It was just about 2 weeks ago during an IMOG where I first see the larva of this beetle ( of the species, not this particular beetle, just to be precise in case there are scientists around. :D ), as pointed out by Allan.

    Was wishing then that I could spot the transformation as the larva and the adult beetle looks significantly different.

    Was granted this wish today. Spotted a few trees of the same kind with loads of them at different stages of their transformation.

    Until now, i don’t really know the ID. I would assume they are female though, as the saying goes: ?????.
    :D ( A female grows up with 18 transformation )
    BettleLarva_web.jpg
    Yellow-Beetle-Transformation_Web.jpg
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    #289765
    sleepycat
    Member

    good documentation of the ladybug development. :kudos thumbsup:

    #289840
    NatureTTL
    Member

    Well done Hazel, well spotted and documented.

    To see a ladybird emerging from it’s last larve stage into an adult is still on my wish list.

    Sorry, I can’t help with the ID & sexes.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers..
    Allan

    #289850
    Luenny
    Member

    Very nice ladybird Hazel. Nice documentation too. This one’s on my wish list too.

    #289862
    sleepycat
    Member

    I
    Until now, i don’t really know the ID. I would assume they are female though, as the saying goes: 女大十八变.
    :D ( A female grows up with 18 transformation )

    #289877
    Han, Hazel
    Member

    Thanks to all for the comments!

    Thanks D for your ID.
    Was searching through the web using your ID and another name was mentioned: Harmonia testudinaria
    No picture was posted, however.

    #289889
    sleepycat
    Member

    Thanks to all for the comments!

    Thanks D for your ID.
    Was searching through the web using your ID and another name was mentioned: Harmonia testudinaria
    No picture was posted, however.

    Welcome. ;)

    Hazel,think the one I cited is a local species…it was even featured on a local stamp:

    http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~CH2M-NITU/tentoue.htm

    Yan Leong has a nice dewy one here:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364873&page=11

    The one you cited could be found listed in this Aussie ladybug gallery:

    http://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/ladybirds/imageGallery.php?pageNo=3

    #289890
    Han, Hazel
    Member

    Thanks Darren!

    You are really resourceful !
    Nice photo from Yan Leong!

    #289903
    stingRey
    Spectator

    Hazel,
    Good moment captured.
    You’re at the right place at the right time to witness such transformation.

    #289935
    Lucida
    Spectator

    wow! Hazel, this is great! tks for sharing. Agree with u the larva and the adult looks very different. Pic #2 where the beetle is emerging from the cocoon is fasinating! :applause:

    cheers
    pegi

    #289946
    Han, Hazel
    Member

    Thanks Rey and Pegi for the comments.

    #289950
    Ong, Lim Sim
    Spectator

    Hellow Hazel
    Wow! Excellent documentation.
    Great work.
    Cheers.

    #289967
    Han, Hazel
    Member

    Thanks Ong.
    I should have done better with #1. It is really not sharp enough.

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