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Ladybugs are not poisonous, but they secrete a foul-tasting liquid when threatened by predators. This fluid is secreted from their joints. A threatened ladybug can also play dead to protect itself from a predator.

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Orange ladybugs are not poisonous and do not pose a threat to humans. Likewise, ladybugs of other colors, including the well-known black and red species, are not poisonous.

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There are more than 5,000 species of ladybugs and they are only poisonous to smaller animals such as birds and lizards. Ladybugs are not considered poisonous to humans. However, people that accidentally consume a ladybug...

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