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another mysterious wee beastie

Thanks to those of you who helped me identify the last bug I found on my lavender bush! Now there's another something strange on the same bush. Does anyone know what this one might be? (I probably should stop handling these critters until I find out what they are...) I want to dress up as this one next Halloween, it would be such a wonderfully punk outfit.

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_w_o_o_d_
May. 24th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Looks like a ladybug larva
jabberworks
May. 24th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I never would have guessed that! I looked it up in Google images and i think you're right. Thanks so much! (Not bad news this time, whew.)

I can't believe I've seen grownup ladybugs my whole life and never spotted one of these, that's nuts.
_w_o_o_d_
May. 24th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
That's because they can't fly, so they stay under the leaves.
_w_o_o_d_
May. 24th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Also, yes, good news, it'll eat the aphids on your plants (if there are any)
jabberworks
May. 24th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
That is a very good thing! :-D Yes, aphids also live on my poor lavender! It is an entire ecosystem, that little plant. But I'm glad for the ladybugs. (Which they call ladybirds here for some bizarre reason that I haven't figured out yet.)
knitfish
May. 25th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
yay ladybug larvae... I need those in my garden now. My flowers are being eaten by aphids!
_w_o_o_d_
May. 25th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC)
Well you can buy some online here, for example.
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