The Better Bug

The scientific name for a ladybug is a coccinellidae, which means ‘little red sphere’, or coleoptera, which means ‘sheath-winged’, but most people just call them ladybugs, lady beetles, or ladybird beetles. These familiar round little bugs are well known in children’s story books as the not-so-scary pretty red spotted bug. In real life, ladybugs are extremely beneficial to gardeners. Both the adults and their larve prey on crop-damaging aphids, spider mites, mealy bugs and other destructive insect pests, thus earning an excellent reputation as the better bug.

Bug Trivia

Why do ladybugs have spots?
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