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Awhile back, I showed you the life stages of the silkworm moth. I missed one stage, however, so here they are:

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Silkworm moth eggs.

In case you are wondering, the female moth in the top photograph laid her eggs on a paper towel. The female in the bottom photograph laid on a cardboard egg carton.

Bug-of-the-week

To celebrate my new banner, I thought I'd bring you a ladybug from the archives.

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This is the twelve-spotted lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata.

For more about lady beetles try:

The Lost Ladybug Project

My post Northern Arizona Ladybugs

Do you think the banner is too busy?