You always hear about ladybugs eating aphids, but I’ll be honest: I’ve watched thousands of ladybugs, and I’ve never actually seen one eat an aphid. Until, that is, I got this photo of a seven-spotted ladybug eating an oleander aphid on common milkweed recently:
Woo! A ladybug doing what everyone always talks about them doing! It was an exciting moment for me for some reason. :)
Unless otherwise stated, all text, images, and video are copyright © C. L. Goforth.