Annie and Tylerbrought me three beautiful ladybugs. Tyler found his bug on a shopping cart at Walmart! He couldn't wait to bring it to lab. We looked at them under the microscope and look what we saw. Nathan took this video during the lab.
We went outside to find some aphids chomping on the fennel. Ladybugs love to eat aphids. The ladybugs were so grateful that the students brought them some dinner...I wonder how the aphids felt about this?
While we were outside, the ladybugs surprised us by laying clusters of eggs.
I am patiently waiting for them to be born so I can photograph them hatching out of the tiny yellow eggs. The eggs are positioned under the micrscope. Hopefully, I can capture them in the act. I will keep you posted.