Ladybugs are insects of the Coccinellidae family. They feed on aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects such as scale insects and plant lice. Ladybugs come in many different colors with black spots or no spots. Black is usually a warning to predators that they taste evil or poisonous. Still, some ladybug species have black and orange coloration, which serves as camouflage for their prey (they hope).
Some people say they can tell if it’s going to rain by looking at how many ladybugs there are outside because when there are more, it means the weather will be wetter than when there are fewer. Though this may sound silly, scientists have found that large numbers of ladybugs migrate from east to west before a storm, and small numbers of ladybugs migrate from west to east after a storm.
Do ladybugs bite? This is a question many people have. The answer to this question is no, not usually. Ladybugs are attracted to light, and they fly towards the morning to find food or mates. They will also bite if provoked enough, like if you swat one on your arm and it’s trying to get […]Read More