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Bugs galore in Japanese cheesewood shrub

Stretching in the sunshine
Leaf climbing
Scavenger hunt
Pretty flowering shrub
Relay race

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Peace and blessings, Esther

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. I was mistaken Linda…the bugs are all ladybugs in different stages. Larva, pupa, and ladybug. I was so sure they were different kinds of bugs, but then Norah, another blogger noted the ladybugs in metamorphosis; that’s when I realized it. I should’ve been familiar with it since we did a ladybug project a few years back. Can’t blame the kids for not remembering; their teacher forgot too!

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      1. Okay – I didn’t realize that. Good for Norah – I’ve chatted with her on Hugh’s blog in the past. Do you wish on them for good luck? We used to do that when we were kids and they’d land on us.


  1. Ladybirds are so cute. How wonderful to get photos of the adult, the pupa and the larva. But no eggs? I was pleased to get photos of all four stages on my wattle tree a few years ago.

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    1. It didn’t register in my mind until examining the photos later. Maybe the black dot is the egg. When my kiddos and I did a ladybug project years ago, they arrived as larva (similar looking to tiny alligators. I’m going to revisit that shrub and look for eggs.
      Great observation Norah!

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      1. I looked for my photos of ladybirds eggs and couldn’t find them, so maybe I lied. Sorry. From what I recall, the eggs are yellow and laid in a cluster underneath the leaves. Good luck finding them. Let me know how you go. 🙂


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