Interesting facts about ladybugs

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  • There are over 5, 000 species of ladybugs worldwide.
  • The ladybug flaps its wings 85 times per second during flight.
  • Ladybird spots are intended to scare away predators. (Oh, how scary)
  • Ladybugs are perennial insects and during the winter they live only on the stocks accumulated over the summer.
  • Fun Fact Ladybugs come in a variety of colors: pink, yellow, white, orange, and even black.
  • The older the ladybug, the fewer spots on its back.
  • Depending on the species, the ladybug can lay up to 2, 000 eggs in its lifetime.
  • Ladybugs are a great natural pesticide and are even bred for this purpose. They eat aphids, which are the enemy of plants.
  • When a ladybug is attacked, it can inject a scent fluid from the knee joints of its legs. The smell warns birds and predators that the ladybug is poisonous.
  • Did you know that Ladybugs are also known for their ability to pretend to be dead in order to trick the predator and save their lives.