Why do ladybugs have black spots?

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The black spots on ladybugs are used as a protection mechanism. The difference of the black spots on the red assists in warding off an unnecessary predator. The spotted look of a ladybug is a sign to other animals that the ladybug might be poisonous.
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Ladybug spots, as well as other markings, indicate to predators that they may be toxic. These function as a defense mechanism.
Scientists aren't exactly sure why some ladybugs have spots and some don't. There are many different species of the lady bug, but -- they think the spots send off a warning to predators that they are poisonous so they won't eat them. They do taste a little bit horrible to birds and can make them sick, but not enough to kill them. You can find more information here: http://www.ladybug-life-cycle.com/ladybug-spots.html
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