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Ladybugs

  • There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of Ladybugs worldwide and 400 live in North America
  • A female Ladybug will lay more than 1,000 eggs in her lifetime
  • A Ladybug beats its wings 85 times per second when it flies
  • Aphids are a favorite food of Ladybugs
  • Ladybugs chew from side to side, not up and down like people do
  • A gallon jar will hold from 72,000 to 80,000 Ladybugs
  • Ladybugs produce a chemical that smells & tastes terrible so that birds and other predators don't eat them
  • The spots on a Ladybug will fade when it gets older
  • Ladybugs won't fly if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit
  • The male Ladybug is usually smaller in size than the female