Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Facts about Ladybugs

Hello to you! 

Are you ready to learn some cool facts?


Today, we are going to be learning about the cute and tiny ladybugs! Did you know that ladybugs are actually a beetle? Yep, that is correct! Ladybugs are from the beetle family. In North America we call ladybugs well as you may have guessed it, ladybugs! Can you guess what they call ladybugs in Great Britain? In Great Britain they are called ladybirds.

 

What is your favorite type of beetle?

 

With your parent/caretaker’s permission you can click on the link below to see some pictures of ladybugs:

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Facts about ladybugs:

1. The scientific name for a ladybug is Coccinellidae. Here is a list of names of different types of ladybugs:

  • Convergent lady beetle
  • Eyed ladybug
  • Large leaf eating ladybug
  • Twenty-spotted lady beetle
  • Two-spot ladybird

2. There are over 5000 different types of ladybugs! Ladybugs can be found living in different places on all of the continents except Antarctica.

3. Red with black spots is the most common color of the ladybug! Ladybugs come in many other colors such as yellow, orange, ash grey, metallic blue, black, and various other colors.

4. The headless ladybug is one of the rarest types of ladybugs. It is not really headless it just has the ability to tuck its head inside its body so you can’t see it, sort of like a turtle.

5. Most ladybugs are omnivores. They eat plants and insects. 

6. A group of ladybugs are called a loveliness. A baby ladybug is called a larva.

7. Ladybugs are cold blooded and need a lot of heat to survive. Ladybugs hibernate during the winter months.

8. Ladybugs are mostly diurnal. They do most of their food hunting and mating during the daylight hours while the sun is out.

 

 

Share a cool fact about ladybugs with us?

 





 


 

Get your free ladybug printable worksheet here:

 Ladybug coloring sheet

 

Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!

 

 

 

Books about ladybugs:

1. It's a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs by Joanne Mattern

2. Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth

3. Hide-and-Seek Ladybugs by Paul Bright

4. Counting with a Ladybug by DK

Parents/caretakers be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.


 

Short story alert:

There once was a ladybug who didn’t know what to do, for she got caught inside of an old dreadful shoe. She tried to climb up the inside of the shoe but she couldn’t figure out just what to do. She thought maybe if she went to the dark end of the shoe she’d find her way out, but no such luck. She sat there in the dark thinking how will I ever get out? As she was thinking she seen the light at the other end of that dreadful old shoe. So, she started crawling back towards the light. Once she reached the back end of that shoe she crawled up and made her way to the top of the shoe. She finally figured out just what to do. She opened her wings and started to fly up high towards the sky! THE END.

 

 

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