When a lady beetle larva finishes feeding, it attaches the end of its abdomen to a surface and molts to the pupa stage. Pupae of the multicolored Asian lady beetle are commonly found attached to foliage (Figure 1). The adult emerges (Figure 2) after about a week.
While the pupae are curiosities, they also indicate that natural control has been going on nearby.
By Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist