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Common Name:

   the ladybug is called a



                         ladybird beetle or

                         lady beetle

Scientific Class:

   a ladybug's scientific class is

                         insect or


Scientific Genus:

   the scientific genus of a ladybug is


Species of ladybugs:

   there are nearly 5,000 species of ladybugs, but some of the most common species are the

                         convergent lady beetle-common throughout North America, has 13 black spots 

                         multicolored asian lady beetle-live throughout USA and Canada, 0-20 spots

                         pink-spotted lady beetle-pinkish elytra with 10 spots and 2 spots on pronotum

                         seven-spotted lady beetle-7 black spots on elytra

                         twice-stabbed lady beetle-shiny black with two red spots on elytra



                    almost worldwide but especially in warm climates

special adaptations:

                    eating a wide variety of foods




                    1mm-10mm depending on the species

   body covering:

                    ecto skeleton; elytra

   other descriptions:

                    adult ladybugs are oval-shaped

                    usually yellow, orange, or scarlet, but can be black, gray, or brown

                    have a head, thorax, and abdomen

                    have six jointed legs

                    have two pairs of wings-the exoskeleton elytra and flying wings

   type of blood:

                    ectothermic or



name of young:


name of a group of ladybugs:


related species:

                    scarab beetle

                    colorado potato beetle

                    ground beetle

type of eater:


 what ladybugs eat:




                    scale insects





                    other soft-bodied insects food web.doc

How ladybugs capture food:

ladybugs capture food by active

                    ladybugs are a "flight" animal,

                    their bright colors warn predators that they are bad-tasting or poisonous

                    ladybugs also play dead, they do this by pulling their legs up, then they release a small amount of blood from their legs (the bad smell usually makes the ladybug look unappealing to the predator)

Symbiotic relationship:

                   a ladybug has a mutualism relationship with plants

                   in this symbiotic relationship the plants benefit by not being eaten by insects,

                   and the ladybugs benefit by eating the insects that had been eating the plants

forms of communication:

                    ladybugs use odor to signal other ladybugs to come

are ladybug endangered?

                    no, ladybugs are not endangered

stages of a ladybug:

   the stages of a ladybug go





interesting facts:

                    one ladybug eats about 5,000 aphids in it's lifetime

                    ladybugs use their feet to smell

                    in the winter, ladybugs hibranate together in a tree or a pile of leaves




Gardening with Good Bugs by: Erin W. Hodgeson copyright: 2008 pages used: 53-63

The ladybug and other insects by: Gallimard Jeunesse and Sylviane Peyrols copyright:

1991 when it was first in the U.S.A. pages used: 25-28



http://www.ladybuglady.com/ladybugs FAQ.htm














Comments (3)

wikiuser0032 said

at 4:14 pm on Dec 2, 2008

That is an awesome webpage Paige!! It is so detailed!!

wikiuser0046 said

at 9:23 pm on Dec 3, 2008

it is sooooo organized!

wikiuser0020 said

at 11:56 am on Dec 4, 2008

Awesome!!! If i were u instead of just having a link to the food web, i would put it on the website.


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