I've had quite a view of these larvae having a buffet of bugs my Gerbera daisies.
I've struggled to find a match for this ladybug. It had a solid black abdomen and pronotum with two irregularly shaped spots and a white handlebar mustache. The closest match I can find for Texas is the black variation of the Ashy Gray Lady Beetle.
Ashy Gray Lady Beetle, Olla v-nigrum, http://bugguide.net/node/view/8874
Also looks like this Cream-spotted Lady Beetle, but that does not appear to be a Texas species. http://bugguide.net/node/view/238302/bgpage
A nice spot for Cycloneda sanguinea...haven't seen so many before.
Harmonia axyridis. Mt. Pleasant, Washington, DC, USA
In spinifex in fore dunes
Since the weather was so awesome today, I spent the afternoon exploring this other park by Lake Worth.
The Coccinellidae (/ˌkɒksɪˈnɛlɪdaɪ/) are a family of small beetles, ranging from 0.8 to 18 mm (0.0315 to 0.708 inches). They are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, heads and antennae. Such colour patterns vary greatly, however; for example, a minority of species, such as Vibidia duodecimguttata, a twelve-spotted species, have whitish spots on a brown background. Coccinellids are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species described.