Ladybird Life Cycle

The Ladybirds in the Nectarine have been breeding!
I spend time each day assessing the Aphid situation in the Nectarine tree, and the Ladybirds that will hopefully control them.
Yesterday I noticed eggs had been laid!

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Ladybird eggs

By this after I noticed a change in colour and when checked moments ago (wearing my stylish head torch lol) I could see that they were hatching!

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It looks like they are common spotted variety.
Its very hard to distinguish between the adults of the common spotted variety or the 28 spotted leaf eating pest!

28-spotted Potato Ladybird – Epilachna vigintioctopunctata (Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata)
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ladybirds/28-spotted.html

I think this is a 28 spot bad boy

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28 spots maybe?

As opposed to this one:

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Happy Gardening

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