Project "Ladybug"

What a small caterpillar, with a bit of a gothic-look, can actually accomplish...
this project is going on for two weeks now.
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It started with this "spiky" caterpillar...

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... who decided to start its first phase of life on my ornamental onion.

(I had no clue what it was, but google lens told me it was the larva of a ladybug)

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a bit of a gothic-look

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After a few days, this happened...

google told me that this phase would last about 7 days

(so I could have a bit of rest)

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and after exactly 7 days I found this new born ladybug in the morning

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first tricks on a leaf

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"this made me"

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seeking the comfort of the pupa again

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still a bit scary in the big world....

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and the next morning

this beauty emerges on a blooming onion

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it took off into the big world that morning...

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That was not the end of this story...

It looks like my terras is quite popular amongst spiky caterpillars...

a new born ladybug, this time "caught in the act"

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let's stay here for a while...

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now it is showing of;

about an hour old and

it already caught its first lice!

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pumping blood into the wings

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it is still around in the afternoon

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