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Ladybird Facts

Did you know this about Ladybirds?

 

  • There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybirds worldwide.

  • A female ladybird will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime.

  • A ladybird beats its wings 85 times a second when it flies.

  • Aphids are a ladybirds favourite food.

  • Ladybirds chew from side to side and not up and down like people do.

  • A gallon jar will hold from 72,000 to 80,000 ladybirds.

  • Ladybirds make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators will not eat them.

  • If you squeeze a ladybird it will bite you, but the bite would not hurt.

  • The spots on a ladybird fade as the ladybug gets older.

  • During hibernation, ladybirds feed on their stored fat.

  • Ladybirds will not fly if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • The male ladybird is usually smaller than the female.

  • The Asian Lady Beetle can live up to 2 - 3 years if the conditions are right.

 

 



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