Here is a short video with five interesting facts about ladybugs – and an extra fact for you: In England, Ladybugs are known as Ladybirds! If you don’t feel like reading, scroll down to watch the video!

  1. Ladybugs, the small, spotted beetles that are commonly seen in gardens, come in a variety of colours and numbers of spots.
  2. Ladybugs are rarely seen between fall and spring, for they will actually hibernate in clusters during the cold winter months.
  3. If they feel threatened by a predator, these insects will produce a bitter-tasting chemical paste on their bodies.
  4. There is actually a commercial market for ladybugs, because they eat aphids, a garden pest.
  5. In many cultures, across most of the world, the ladybug is considered a sign of good luck, perhaps because it eats garden pests.

If you know any ladybug/bird facts, please leave them in a comment!