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!
- Ladybugs, the small, spotted beetles that are commonly seen in gardens, come in a variety of colours and numbers of spots.
- Ladybugs are rarely seen between fall and spring, for they will actually hibernate in clusters during the cold winter months.
- If they feel threatened by a predator, these insects will produce a bitter-tasting chemical paste on their bodies.
- There is actually a commercial market for ladybugs, because they eat aphids, a garden pest.
- 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!