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on March 25, 2009

Interesting facts about ladybugs

  • Ladybugs come in many colors—yellow, orange, brown, and red. Some ladybugs are black with red spots. Some have no spots at all.
  • They aren’t really bugs at all—they’re beetles. They can also be called lady beetles and ladybird beetles.
  • Over 5,000 different species of ladybugs (lady beetles) have been discovered.
  • Farmers love ladybugs because they eat soft, little insects that kill plants.
  • Ladybugs taste terrible—that keeps them from becoming bird food!