You've seen a ladybug, but have you ever seen a ladybug larvae? You might be surprised to find out that ladybugs go through metamorphosis too! They start as a ladybug larvae, which don't look much like adult ladybugs. After a few days, your ladybug larvae will transform into a pupa. They will remain in the pupal stage for 5-7 days. They will then emerge as soft, pale adults. After you watch for a while, their exoskeleton will harden and their spots will appear.