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Old Nov 28, 2007, 1:07 PM   #1
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These are pictures of the Lady Beetles hunting - see part I for the Life Cycle
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Edit: Part III has been added here:http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=11

!) Adult eating an aphid
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Old Nov 28, 2007, 1:09 PM   #2
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2) Larva stalking aphids
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3) Preparing an ambush - tapping its front legs to attract an aphid
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Nice capture. You done did gooood.


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Old Nov 28, 2007, 1:11 PM   #5
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4) Success - Aphid living dangerously
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WackyRoger wrote:
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Nice capture. You done did gooood.


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Thanks Roger, but you were too fast - I wasn't finished. Now I am.
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Old Nov 28, 2007, 2:52 PM   #8
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What a series! You're a patient person, penolta:-) Appears to be plenty of Aphids as a food source.
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Appears to be plenty of Aphids as a food source.
Unfortunately, yes. the leastecologically damaging way to control them is to spray the milkweeds with soapy water, but that would kill the lady beetles, too, and probably wouldn't do the Monarch eggs and caterpillars any good, either. Sort of a dilemma. We keep waiting for the Monarchs to quit for the season, but they keep on laying eggs and pupating.
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Great series!
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