Ladybugs!

Today’s post is an information report on ladybugs, so I hope you enjoy it!

A Two Hundred Something Word Essay on Lady Bugs

By Lucia Roberts

In our world, there are about 5000 species of ladybugs ( ladybird, ladybeetle). That’s more than the population of Isabella Plains!

Ladybugs come in a range of different colours, but the most common colour in North America is the red ladybug with seven spots.

Ladybugs are a great help to farmers because they love eating aphids! Aphids are pesky little bugs that enjoy munching and infesting roses and other plants.

If you have a look at a ladybug, you’ll notice that they’re very bright and colourful; this is to warn other animals and insects that they’re not a Michelin star meal!

One of the ladybugs defences is releasing a foul tasting fluid from joints in their legs. They might also play dead.

Ladybugs lay their eggs in rows or clusters on the bottom of a leaf, usually where some aphids have gathered. Their larvae which vary in colour and shape depending on the species emerge in a few days.

Fun Facts:

  • Ladybugs are faster than most children! They can walk up to 24.1 kilometres in an hour! An average child walks about 3.2 kilometres per hour.

-Ladybugs are shorter than a teaspoon! They range from 0.762cm to 1.016cm, with a teaspoon measuring about 15.24 cm.

Summary:

Scientific Name- Coccinellidae septempunctata

Family Name- Coccinellidae

Habitat- Forests, grasslands, near rivers and suburbs

Classification- Insect

Life Span- Two to three years

Diet- Omnivore

I hope you enjoyed this post and learnt something new!

Until the next post,

Lucia

( The image was found on google images. Here’s the link, https://www.google.it/search?q=ladybugs&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=975&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIkJ_c16vCyAIVyzcUCh1sPQEI#imgrc=o-uKX-wwxPkAfM%3A )

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