Monday, May 3, 2010

The Pupa stage....almost ladybugs

Our ladybug eggs have made it through the larvae stage and not it's onto the pupa stage. They look like tiny yellow shrimp and will soon metamorphosis into a ladybug. 


This is a great site for learning about ladybugs, here.
Interesting Facts:
  • Because Ladybugs eat lots of aphids and other pest insects, many gardeners and farmers use them for pest control instead of chemicals.
  • A Ladybug can lay up to 1000 eggs in its lifetime.
  • Not all Ladybugs have spots.
  • Ladybugs will clean themselves after a meal.
  • Ladybugs come in many colors like pink, yellow, white, orange and black.
  • Over 300 types of Ladybugs live in North America.
  • Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes bad so predators won’t eat them. 
  • Ladybugs hibernate in large groups in cold weather.
  • Many countries consider a ladybug to be a sign of good luck.
  • Ladybugs are actually beetles, so sometimes are called LadyBeetles.
  • The bright colors of Ladybugs warn birds that they don’t taste good.
  • The spots on a Ladybug fade as they get older.

3 comments:

John's Arts & Crafts said...

Great Blog & Photos! New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/

sippy cup mom said...

you are so kind-thanks

Mama Jenn said...

This is great!!! We have done the any farm and the butterfly garden, but never the ladybugs! I think we may have to give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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