Ladybug Beginnings

Female ladybugs will lay more than 1000 eggs in their lifetime, with each female laying 10-50 eggs every day! Ladybug eggs are football-shaped and orange in color. These eggs are kept safe because they are hidden in groups of 3-20 on the underside of leaves, and are so small that they are not visible to the naked eye.

Once the eggs are hatched, these ladybugs start their lives as larvae. Larvae live for three weeks before they pupate, much like butterflies do, inside a cocoon. After 2-5 days, fully grown adult ladybugs emerge to feed.

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