The Q&A Archives: Ladybug Eggs

Question: What do lady bug eggs look like? I am finding clusters of approximately 5-8 bright orange eggs (I think) on some leaves in my garden.

Answer: Lady bugs eggs are typically yellow-orange and laid in clusters on the undersides of leaves, or in garden debris. I'd watch the eggs and see what develops. Lady bug larvae are black and look like little alligators, so if that's what emerges from the eggs, allow them to stay. Beneficial insects are a real bonus and I'd hate to see you destroy them if the adults felt comfortable enough in your garden to lay eggs!

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