Macrophoto of a ladybird beetle metamorphosising

Macrophoto of a ladybird beetle metamorphosising

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This image is part of the sequence Animals: Metamorphosis of a Ladybird beetle


Caption: Ladybird metamorphosis (first of 6 images). Macro- photograph of a seven-spot ladybird beetle, Cocci- nella septempunctata, metamorphosing. Metamorph- osis is the transformation of a creature from an immature form (larva) into an adult. Here the adult is emerging from its pupa on the underside of the twig. The pupa was the dormant stage in which the ladybird changed body shape from a larva to an adult. The beetle's body is soft after emerging from the pupa and it will have to wait for its external skeleton to harden. The beetle's orange elytra do not yet have the black spots associated with ladybirds. (See also Z330/224-227).

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Keywords: animal, beetle, coccinella, coccinella septempunctata, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, ladybird, metamorph, metamorphosis, nature, seven spot ladybird, type, wildlife, zoology

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