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 »

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 » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles

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 » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles

Both male and female ladybugs are called ladybugs. Ladybugs are also known as ladybird beetles. They live in forests, gardens and weed patches. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles

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 »

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 » Pets & Animals Bugs Beetles