Ladybugs | Juan Cabrillo

Intern Frank brought some ladybugs to class today and we discussed the lifecycle of these polka dotted beetles. They start as eggs, then hatch as larva, shed their skin four times before becoming a pupa and shed their skin one more time to become a ladybug. All the while they eat aphids, a tiny bug that kills our plants. We love our ladybugs!

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Students observing ladybugs and coloring a picture…

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Look at all those pupas!

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I spy with my little eye a teeny tiny larva… can you find it?

 

Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.