The black spots on a ladybug's back work as a defense mechanism, as the insects possess a chemical that tastes bitter to small animals and birds. When a potential predator is near, the ladybug's spots and bright colors s... More »

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The presence and color of the spots on a ladybug's back are meant to make them unappealing to predators, according to National Geographic. There are more than 5,000 species of ladybug beetles and not all have spots. The ... More »

There are no true green ladybugs. However, certain species of spotted cucumber beetles resemble ladybugs, and there are vivid yellow ladybug beetles that may appear green under certain lighting conditions. More »

The presence and color of the spots on a ladybug's back are meant to make them unappealing to predators, according to National Geographic. There are more than 5,000 species of ladybug beetles and not all have spots. The ... More »

As insects, ladybugs lay eggs rather than giving birth to live young. The female ladybug will lay the eggs, which are typically light yellow and podlike in appearance, on the underside of leaves, where the eggs are offer... More »

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While the foul flavor of ladybugs teaches most mammals and birds to avoid eating them, it does not affect toads, and they are frequent predators of these small, helpful insects. Toads use their long, sticky tongues to ca... More »

Black ground beetles are beneficial insects about 0.5 inches long with distinct, glossy black bodies that feature ridged abdomens and grooved wings. These beetles live in weeds, mulch and moist areas, and they are noctur... More »

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