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Fun Fact June 19, 2020.

19 June 2020


Today a few lady bug fun facts.  According to geobeats, Ladybugs, the small, spotted beetles that are commonly seen in gardens, come in a variety of colors and numbers of spots. Ladybugs are rarely seen between fall and spring, because they hibernate in clusters during the cold winter months. There is a commercial market for ladybugs, because they eat aphids, a garden pest. A single lady beetle may eat as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime.  Adult lady beetles have an oval shaped bodies that can be yellow, pink, orange, red, or black, and usually are marked with distinct spots. This is a type of warning coloration to discourage other animals that may try to eat them. Like many other brightly-colored insects, they are protected by an odorous, noxious fluid that seeps out of their joints when the insects are disturbed.  In many cultures, across most of the world, the ladybug is considered a sign of good luck, perhaps because it eats garden pests.