Other Interesting Ladybug Facts


  • Not all lady bugs are female (The male ladybug is usually smaller than the female).

  • Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that birds and other predators won't eat them.
  • If you squeeze a ladybug it will bite you, but the bite won't hurt.
  • There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide and 400 that live in North America.
  • A ladybug beats its wings 85 times a second when it flies.
  • A ladybug's top flying speed is about fifteen miles per hour.
  • A gallon jar will hold from 72,000 to 80,000 ladybugs.
  • The spots on a ladybug fade as the ladybug gets older.
  • The Asian Lady Beetle can live up to 2-3 years if the conditions are right.
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