Ladybugs are insects, and like most insects, they have six legs. Ladybugs are a type of beetle and have a brightly-colored hard shell that covers their wings. Most ladybugs are red or orange with black spots.Continue Reading
Ladybugs are thought to be brightly colored as a warning to predators that they taste bad. Ladybugs can secrete a foul-tasting substance from their legs. There are around 5,000 different species of ladybugs.
Unlike most bugs, ladybugs are welcome guests practically anywhere. They eat aphids and other plant-consuming insects. Gardeners often purchase and release ladybugs in hopes of controlling the plant-eating pests in their gardens. Ladybugs use their antennae and legs to feel and smell their way around. They do not see very well and use their other senses to locate food.Learn more about Zoology
Most ladybug species are predators, preying upon other insects, especially aphids and scale insects, though they sometimes consume pollen in times of scarcity. The group known as Epilachninae are plant eaters and are considered agricultural pests.Full Answer >
Multicolored Asian lady beetles are very similar in appearance to ladybugs. As the name suggests, they are native to Asia, though they are now commonly found in the United States as well.Full Answer >
Wingless insects are primitive insects that do not fly and have no evolutionary history of flying. They belong to the subclass Apterygota of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. The orders of this subclass are Archaeognatha and Thysanura. The subclass gets its name from the Greek word meaning "without wings."Full Answer >
Incomplete metamorphosis is a type of a life cycle that insects undergo during their transformation. It is normally in three stages that include egg, nymph and adult, in that order.Full Answer >