Insects are amazing creatures. Their adult appearance is often nothing like their adolescent appearance, and the ladybug is one of those insects where the nymph is dramatically different from the adult.
This is a close-up of a nymph on one of my plants in the window box. She Who Must Be Obeyed knew what it was straightaway. Comes from hanging out with 6 year-olds, I guess! As near as I can tell from searching the Internet, these nymphs do not eat plants - they eat insects who eat plants. This one is walking down - head to the right side of the frame.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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