Ladybugs are beetles that are oval to almost round in shape. They are approximately 1/16 – 1/4 inch long. Their colors are bright and most are red, brown, or tan with black spots. Although they look similar to Asian lady beetles and are in the same insect family, they don’t behave the same way.
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What is the Ladybug's Diet?
Both larvae and adult ladybugs feed on plant-eating insects such as aphids, mealy bugs, and mites. They also eat insect eggs.
What is the Ladybug's Reproductive Cycle?
Once ladybugs emerge from over-wintering, they will lay 12 eggs, singularly or end to end on plants that are infested with aphids or other insects that they feed on. The eggs are orange in color, while the larvae are blue, black, and orange.
Where do Ladybugs Live?
As temperatures cool, ladybugs seek protected outdoor areas to over-winter, such as under rocks, bark, and leaves.
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