Look you can't see me ! Those legs surounding the stem are mine ! I inspect the underneath of each leaf and climb up and down each stem. I'm careful to avoid nasty encounters that might end up with me being eaten.

Not to say anything bad, but ... ants ... don't like us very much. We eat greenfly whilst they raise and protect them.

One little grub won't match up against the ants. Especially if he comes across a small group.

This is me now. I've nearly finished running wild and blind on the stems. Look how beautiful I am ! I will soon change into a ladybird with a red back protecting my fine wings for flying.