Ladybugs

As the weather outside is getting cooler here
in Nashville TN. the bugs are starting to
venture indoors. That ranges from spiders
(which I am deadly afraid of) to Ladybugs.

As I sit at my desk at work I find those
harmless little bugs all over the windows inside.
Now our windows are sealed tight (suppose to
be) but somehow these little bugs keep
finding their way in.

Today, I noticed I had rolled over one in my
floor....oops, didn't see you there.

With that a discussion got started here in the
office about the color. I always thought of them
being red with black spots. The ones that are here
in the office are orange/red with black spots.
So with that discussion of color I had to run to
my favorite source of info...the internet. Had I
had the internet in school I would have graduated
with the highest honors and been the smartest one
around. I read from it all the time.

Anyway, this is what I found out.
Did you know...
Not all ladybugs are really ladies (course not...don't
they need a male???)???
Ladybugs are also called Lady beetles or Ladybirds
All ladybugs are born black
There are over 5000 different kinds of
ladybugs worldwide
Ladybugs are a type of beetle
Ladybugs chew from side to side
Ladybugs make a chemical that smells
and tastes terrible so predators won’t eat them
It only takes the larvae, or baby ladybug,
about one week to grow into an adult
Ladybugs eat aphids
Ladybugs hibernate for the winter
Ladybugs are commonly known to be
red with black spots, but they can also
be found as orange with black spots
or black with red spots
The colour, pattern of markings, and
the number of spots on a ladybug
will help you identify what type of
ladybug it is (okay, time to start counting)
A ladybug beats its wings 85 times
a second when it flies (like a hummingbird..fast)
Ladybugs are cold blooded
If you squeeze a ladybug it will bite
you, but the bite won't hurt
The spots on a ladybug fade as the
ladybug gets older

Thought that info was rather fun and interesting.
And since I was at a loss for a blog today and
still recovering from finger surgery...it was an
easy blog.

Thanks for stopping in. Please leave a comment
so I will know you were here.

Pam

Comments

lifebythecreek said…
Bet I'm one of the few people that you know who already knew a lot of that info! Very good Googling, Pam. With my Bug Hunter around, I have become quite the fount of knowledge about bugs, like it or not. And we get them inside, too; they land on the side of the house (basking in the sun?) and find their way in. We have a vaulted ceiling in the great room, and hubby sometimes amuses himself by catching a sunbeam in a mirror and directing it onto a ladybug. It will heat her up quick, and she'll drop down and get whisked outside. Yeah, he might need to get a bit more of a life....

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