Ladybugs are a type of beetle (insect) that are usually less than 1/4 in long, and have oval bodies. Most ladybugs have red, orange, or yellow elytra, or wing covers, and black spots. However, some are black with red spots, and some ladybugs have no spots at all. You can figure out what type a ladybug is based on how many spots it has.

The elytra is a hard wing cover that protects the ladybug's delicate wings. The pronotum helps to hide and protect a ladybug's head. They have six jointed legs with special organs on their feet to help them smell. The ladybug uses its antennae to touch, smell and taste.

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