Hello everyone. I took a moment this evening to go out into the garden to see what bugs I could spot. I was amazed at all the beautifully coloured critters I found, but I am slightly ashamed that I have no idea what most of them are. Can anyone help identify the bugs from these pictures to help educate my ignorance? Thank you.
The 166.6K picture is a crane-fly and a ladybird larvae. Cant see the crane-fly close enough to judge which type.
The 136.1K picture is a emerging ladybird as is the 119.4K picture.
The 116.3K picture might be a sawfly, but agian I cant see enough detail sorry.
Wow! Thank you Amanda. It's amazed me that something as small as a ladybird would start life so big! I wonder what type of lady bird lavae it is and what the emerging ladybirds will look like when they're fully grown? I have been trawling the internet to find out more but haven't found anything conclusive yet, but I am having a lot of fun learning about ladybirds, I think I have the Bug-bug!
Glad it's sparked an interest for you. If you have a smartphone you could look at the iRecord Ladybirds app which has a wealth of information regarding the different types of ladybird both via a gallery and lists of facts. They dont cover larvae though.
I've just found an Asparagus beetle in my garden - never even heard of it until I attempted to id what I'd just found.