The average lifespan of a ladybug is two years. Ladybugs are also known as ladybirds and are classified as beetles. There are over 5,000 species of ladybugs on the planet.
Ladybugs can be red, brown, yellow, orange, white or black. They are helpful to gardeners, since their prey consists of bugs that damage plants. Predators of the ladybug include birds, rodents, reptiles and other insects.
Ladybugs hibernate in large groups after summer when the weather becomes cooler. They do so to increase their chance of survival. Ladybugs may lay up to 2,000 eggs per year. Their eggs hatch in a few days, and after a couple of weeks, the larvae develops into pupa.