Ladybird adults emerge spotless from their pupal stage. To be precise, bright yellow and spotless. In a few hours, the black pigment forming their spots becomes more and more visible. This ladybird pupated in my conservatory over a week ago. Yesterday, I noticed it had just emerged, clinging to its pupal case. The top photo was taken at around 5:00 pm. After a day, this Harlequin ladybird has got all its spots, but still needs to blush a bit.