What Are Male Ladybugs Called?


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Both male and female ladybugs are called ladybugs. Ladybugs are also known as ladybird beetles. They live in forests, gardens and weed patches.

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What Are Male Ladybugs Called?
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Ladybugs are tiny insects that have spotted, oval-shaped dome bodies. They have antennae and short legs, and most ladybugs are red or orange.

There are nearly 5,000 species of ladybugs worldwide. Most species consume plant-eating insects, which helps farmers protect their crops. An adult ladybug can eat up to 75 aphids a day.

If ladybugs are threatened, they can release a chemical that makes them taste horrible to predators. The predators associate the color combinations with the chemicals and learn to avoid ladybugs.

The average life span of a ladybug in the wild is 2 to 3 years.

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