Whoever named this bug a ladybug had absolutely no regard for the male (lady)bug’s feelings. Oh no! None at all. 😉 Well, I am just chanelling the male ladybug from It’s a Bug’s Life. It just ruined his credibility as a rough and tough bug goonie to be constantly referred to as ‘lady’.
Anyway, I was so glad to find a ladybug on the leaf of a rose plant the other day. I think they are pretty bugs. My little son enjoyed looking at it too.
Aside from being beautiful, their presence signal the end of the nasty bugs’ reign in our garden. Each spring, I have to spray a fish-smelling concoction on the plants to kill the leaf-eaters and wait for the arrival of the friendly critters. The company from which I bought a couple of rose plants proudly refers to ladybugs as garden helpers and buy a lot of them for their gardens.
Based on comparisons with available pictures online, it seems that this is a ladybug pupa. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Have a blessed day.