Friend or foe?

I spied this insect on a tomato plant and am wondering whether this crazy-cool summer has made the insects mutate.

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It’s ladybug-size. And I have seen a good number of baby ladybugs feasting on my aphid smorgasbord lately. But it wasn’t until I got this pic with the closup lens that I was sure of what I was seeing. So is this a ladybug or some evil marauder?

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2 Responses to Friend or foe?

  1. peter says:

    It’s a baby ladybug turning into an adult ladybug. I have those all over my garden as well.

  2. n54th says:

    Oh, cool! I’ve never seen this stage of development before—those awkward teenage years, eh?

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