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Ladybug Beetle (Ladybug)

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Coccinella septempunctata
Ladybug Beetle (Ladybug)

Range

There are many kinds of ladybugs found all over North America.

Habitat

They live in fields, yards, gardens and inside homes.

Body Traits

They have hard, orangey-red wing covers with black spots.

Habits

They hibernate under rocks and logs (or in homes) in the winter. The 12-spotted ladybug and others are poisonous. When bothered, they push blood out through their joints that has toxins in it that smells and tastes bad.

Diet

They eat insects, mostly aphids.

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Reproduction

Females lay yellow-orange eggs in groups on plants with aphids. The young hatch in less than a week and start eating.

Ladybug Beetle (Ladybug)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Coccinella
Species: C. septempunctata

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