alien bug appears to be eating other bugs
CLOSED: What the heck are these
Picture 1: Ladybug pupa
Picture 2: Aphids (food for ladybug larva!)
This message was edited Jul 23, 2006 8:52 PM
Explanation of your scenario in pic 2: Aphids suck juice out of crape myrtle leaves, but can't digest all the sugars. Sticky substance called "honeydew" drops from aphids' rear ends onto other leaves in which the black sooty mold grows.
hmmm i thought lady bug larva looked like a wicked black creepy crawly lol. That little brown thing looks pretty bad to. It reared up on it's butt when the flash went off. Its mouth looks like a whiskered vacume cleaner ROFL
But it's a GOOD vacuum cleaner. I think the larvae are kinda pretty, but this pupa is pretty homely!
On the passi leaf, looks like a collection of eggs of something, doesn't it? But the pic on the underside of leaf doesn't really. Hope some bug-n-blight expert will shed some light on them.