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Sunday, February 25, 2007
The life cycle of the ladybug is between four to six weeks. In the spring the adults lay up to three hundred eggs in a colony. The eggs hatch in two to five days. The newly hatched larvae feed on aphids for up to three weeks, and then they enter the pupa stage. The adult ladybug emerges about a week later. However, they usually do not have their spots for their first 24 hours of adulthood. So, if you catch one in your garden without spots, you may have found a brand new adult. There may be as many as six generations of ladybugs hatched in a year. The Asian Ladybug can live up to 2-3 years if the conditions are right.