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10 CHARMING LADYBUG FACTS
- Ladybugs or ladybirds as they are also known are not bugs or birds at all, they are beetles.
- Scientists prefer the name Lady Beetle because it is a more accurate description of the order Coleoptera which they belong to.
- In Europe and many other parts of the world ladybugs as they are known in America are called ladybirds or ladybird beetles.
- Lady Beetles eat an enormous amount of plant pests and insects, therefore they are loved by gardeners and farmers.
- Depending on the specie, ladybug females can lay up to 1000 eggs between spring and early summer, eggs hatch within 3-4 days.
- There are 4 stages in the life cycle of the ladybug: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
- The average lifespan of a ladybug is 1 year.
- Most adults overwinter and will hide themselves in clusters or groups under leaf litter, under bark, and other protected places.
- When threatened by other predators, ladybugs will release a yellow foul-smelling substance from their leg joints as a reflex to deter danger effectively.
CLASSIFICATION OF LADY BEETLES
WHAT DO LADYBUGS EAT?
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