Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Ladybug's Birthday - Simple Saturday

We were exploring in my Mom's backyard the other day and chanced upon some Ladybug pupa attached to a Mimosa Tree. Little Mister noticed them right away.
 We carefully gathered some of the leaf stalks with the attached pupa and brought them home to put in a habitat and await their "arrival".  Surprise, after one day, we had 5 new ladybugs! 
 The lighter colored (yellowish) bug has just emerged. Her wings are translucent; It will take as
long as 24 hours for her to develop her characteristic spots. She has her wings out to help them dry and harden.
 He wanted to tickle the bug's belly!

Life cycle of a ladybug


  1. How special, and what an AMAZING learning opportunity!

  2. So cool! How wonderful that you got to see this!

  3. What a fun surprise!

  4. LOVE the blog...thans for stopping by! I am a teacher and am super excited about your educational ideas :)

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  5. Well, this is adorable. :D I'm stopping over to return the follow! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I will be sure to return to link up on Wednesday.


  6. love this cute post!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.I added the link party to my events list,will come back on next Wednesday!
    I am your new follower.
    Have a great day!

  7. I'm your new follower from the GCF Hop ;) Thanks for visiting my blog ;)