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Ladybugs can indeed bite. According to Dr. Linda Gilkeson, a former beneficial insect specialist with the Canadian government, ladybugs have no toxins or irritating saliva, so their bites are not dangerous; however, thei... More »

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Most species of ladybug are not aggressive towards humans and therefore do not bite. All ladybugs have mouth parts that can be used for biting, but they are generally used for consuming small pest insects, such as the ap... More »

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Yes, some ladybugs may bite. In particular, the multicolored Asian lady beetle, while not aggressive toward humans in general, has been reported to bite. Though they are not poisonous, the bite may hurt and develop a red... More »

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Ladybugs' bright red color exists to frighten predators away from eating them. Despite their name, ladybugs are actually beetles and are not members of the true bug family, which includes ladybugs' favorite food, aphids.... More »

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Colorado State University reports that some ladybugs, or lady beetles, do migrate. This behavior is especially common among a specific species known as "convergent lady beetles." These insects travel to the mountains for... More »

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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. More »

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Wasps, flies and moths are all natural predators of the ladybug and will attack it at different stages of its development from its larval state to, more rarely, its adult state. Many flies and wasps are parasites to the ... More »

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