Larval ladybugs look a bit like miniature alligators with three pairs of legs behind the head and an elongated, tapered abdomen. Most of the 200-some North American species are black with red, orange, or yellow markings. They actively move about plants, consuming hundreds of small pests and insect eggs per day.
Larva: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org
Adult: Eddie McGriff, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org