They lay their eggs in the middle colonies of aphids and other pests of food plants. When the eggs hatch, the larvae begin feeding. At the end of the cycle of 3-6 weeks of life, the larvae eat aphids 5,000 or more!
The fascinating life cycle of ladybugs
Ladybird life cycle of four eight weeks! Even if the cycle of life, not complete, but it is hardly surprising. It all starts with the eggs that a female beetle lays. The eggs are usually laid on or near the colony of aphids. When the time is right and ideal conditions are present, the eggs hatch the larvae, the first stage of the ladybug life cycle. Soon after, the doors, the larvae of the injured first egg to the meal. After that, you can not eat anything close to aphids. Caterpillar has four different stages of development, which, together, the last about a month (20-30 days).