Ladybug Facts loading...
Ladybug Facts
Ladybugs are also known as Lady Beetles or Lady Bird Beetles.
About Ladybug

Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colourful, spotted appearance. But farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed.

Fast Facts

Type: Bug

Diet: Omnivore

Average life span in the wild: 2 to 3 years

Size: 0.3 to 0.4 in (8 to 10 mm)

Newsletter

Never miss a Nat Geo moment

Your email address
Submit