Regardless of sex, male and female ladybugs are collectively referred to as just that — ladybugs. The name "ladybug" is an Americanized version of the European name for the same sort of beetle: "ladybird."Know More
The term ladybird has been used in Europe for centuries, although the scientific name for the ladybug is Coccinella septempunctata. It is said to have been named for the Virgin Mary, whom some call "Our Lady." The ladybug is at the heart of the children's nursery rhyme, "Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home."
Because ladybugs can eat up to 5,000 aphids in their lifetimes, they are often raised commercially and sold to farmers and gardeners.Learn more about Bugs
Carpenter bees are often referred to as boring bees. They are given this name because they burrow into trees or the wood on houses to create their nests.Full Answer >
Male and female mosquitoes eat plant nectar and honeydew, which is a sticky fluid produced by aphids, to get enough nourishment to live. Only the female needs to eat blood to produce eggs.Full Answer >
A male leopard is referred to as a leopard, while the female leopard is referred to as a leopardess. Baby leopards, whether male or female, are called cubs. A group of leopards is referred to as a leap or lepe.Full Answer >
Male sharks are referred to as bulls or simply as males. Female sharks are only referred to as females, and the offspring of sharks are called pups.Full Answer >