One particular species of the ladybug, which is known as the Mexican bean beetle, eats plants and is considered to be a pest. Although most ladybugs are carnivores, some also eat mushrooms, pollen and mildew.Know More
Although the diet of the ladybug varies by species, most ladybugs are beloved by farmers for their propensity to eat aphids, a pest that sucks the sap from plants and is known for its ability to destroy crops. Just one ladybug can eat up to 5,000 crop-destroying aphids in its lifetime.
Some ladybugs are raised commercially and sold to farmers to help control the occurrence of aphids.Learn more about Beetles
There are no true green ladybugs. However, certain species of spotted cucumber beetles resemble ladybugs, and there are vivid yellow ladybug beetles that may appear green under certain lighting conditions.Full Answer >
Wasps, flies and moths are all natural predators of the ladybug and will attack it at different stages of its development from its larval state to, more rarely, its adult state. Many flies and wasps are parasites to the ladybug, using its body as a platform to raise and feed their young after laying eggs under the ladybug's exoskeleton by means of stingers or bodily invasion.Full Answer >
A group of ladybugs is called a "loveliness of ladybugs." Gardeners enjoy seeing a loveliness of ladybugs in their gardens because one ladybug can eat up to 5,000 aphids, common garden pests, in a year.Full Answer >
There are female and male species of ladybugs, and they reproduce sexually. The male ladybug crawls on the back of the female ladybug as they mate.Full Answer >