Who Is Eating My Plants?

Ladybug Eating Aphids

Garden Eaters: Aphids Aphids are sucking insects in the order Homoptera; aphids are small, soft-bodied, pearl-shaped insects that have a pair of cornicles projecting out from abdomen. Aphids are various colors including black, green, red, yellow, pink, white, brown, grayish, or lavender. Complex life cycle: Over wintering eggs hatch in the spring into wingless females. These … Read more

Milkweed Tortoise Beetle

Milkweed Tortoise Beetle

Food: Beetles feed on the foliage of morning glories and related plants. Enjoy milkweed, raspberry, maize and sweet potato. Also known to feed on the bindweed- a lawn weed. Larva feed on foliage, as well. When full grown, they drop to the ground, burrow in, pupate and over winter. They emerge as the adult beetle … Read more

Ladybug Coloring Pages & Drawings

Ladybug Coloring Page

Here are some FREE Ladybug Coloring Pages for you to print out. There is no reason to ever be bored with so many fun ladybug projects to work on! Be creative with our free ladybug drawings, like use them as ladybug stencils. Some of our drawings of ladybugs are simple ladybug sketches to color in … Read more

Ladybug Clip Art

Ladybug Clip Art

FREE Ladybug Clip Art images for you to use on your webpage, in emails, anywhere you need some ladybugs! How to Install Clip Art: Place your mouse over the image. Click on the right mouse button. A menu window will pop up. Highlight the option “Save Picture As…” and then use the left mouse button … Read more

Ladybug Stripes And Other Unusual markings?

Ladybug with Stripes

Some ladybugs have no spots while some have as many as twenty four ladybug stripes. There are about 500 different kinds in the United States and nearly 5000 world wide. They come in all different colors, too. Reds, yellows, orange, gray, black, brown and even pink. Below are a few photographs to help you identify … Read more

Fun Ladybug Crafts for Kids

Ladybug Crafts

Ladybugs are probably one of the most popular bugs out there especially where kids are concerned.  They represent something whimsical and almost magical.  For that reason, ladybug crafts for kids are always a winner.  They are fun at birthday parties, during summer camp, and of course during the school year.  There are a number of really … Read more

Ladybug Science Fair Info

Ladybug Anatomy 1

Taxonomy How Are Ladybugs Classified? Kingdom: Animalia (All animals) Phylum: Arthopoda (Invertebrates) Class: Insecta (Insects) Order: Coleoptera (Beetles.) Family: Coccinellidae (Lady beetles) Genus: Hippodamia ( Lady beetle type) Species: Convergens (specific ladybug) Want to know what I can do? Get To Know The Super COOL Parts Of My Anatomy! 1. Big Mouth Did you know … Read more

Ladybug Pictures

Ladybug

Seven-spotted Ladybug emerging from its pupae.It takes half a day for the spots to show. Seeing Spots? Ever wonder which ladybug you are looking at? What does a “baby” ladybug (larvae) look like? Did you know there are over 300 types of Ladybugs that live in North America? Ladybugs come in many colors besides red: … Read more

Ladybug Mating & Reproduction

Ladybugs Mating

The ladybug life cycle starts with mom and dad ladybug mating. The ladybugs pictured to the right are mating Ladybugs reproduce sexually. Each species of ladybug has its own pheromones for attracting a mate. When they find each other, the male grips the female from behind and holds on tight. They can copulate (stay together) for … Read more

Ladybug Infestation – There’s Ladybugs In My House

Ladybug Infestation 1

In the NE, the Asian Ladybug is invading homes too. www.ladybuglady.com/asianladybeetle.htm Ladybugs are Everywhere! Ladybug Infestation. They can infest your house in the winterinstead of finding a home outside.Photo by Drobincorvette Hippodamia convergent ladybugs congregate together in the fall to hibernate. These ladybugs can be found most often in the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevadas, Rocky, … Read more

Ladybug Facts

Three Ladybugs on Leaf

A Ladybird FAQ Even More Fun Facts: Because Ladybugs eat lots of aphids and other pest insects, many gardeners and farmers use them for pest control instead of chemicals. A Ladybug can lay up to 1000 eggs in its lifetime.Not all Ladybugs have spots. Ladybugs will clean themselves after a meal. Ladybugs come in many … Read more