Lady Beetle Larva
June 30, 2005
Goshen Canyon, Utah County,
this Ladybug for my Granddaughter, this ant came up to the bug and poked
it as if to say "Where did you get that great red outfit?".
The larva photo was
taken 22 June 2014 along the road between Guardsman Pass and Midway
and identified by
"There are many species of lady beetles, and the larva of each has its own
distinctive coloration. However, I don't know enough about them to
say exactly which species you photographed. Most lady beetle species,
including the one you photographed, are predators, rather than herbivores.
Without doubt, some other insect was responsible for the defoliation.
The lady beetle larva was surely feeding on aphids or some other insects
that were present on the plants."