Lady Beetle – Pupae

Q: These orange pods are on my Rose of Sharon bushes, plus several black and orange bugs. What are they?

A: The pods are lady beetle pupal sacks…keep them! And the alligator creatures are the immature lady beetles that made the pupal sacks in the first place.

These are your new best friends in the garden!

ladybug pupa

lady bug larva attaching

ladybug larvae )