Ladybugs, also known as lady birds, have a name that can be a bit misleading, as these insects are not actually bugs or birds at all – but rather a type of tiny beetle! A ladybug’s rounded body has the shape of a classic beetle, with their bright red shell opening up to reveal that it is actually a tiny pair of wings, allowing them to take quickly flight in a seemingly effortless manner. Most easily identifiable by their characteristic bright red shells with black spots, ladybugs actually come in other colors as well, including yellow, brown and black.
In many cultures, ladybugs are a symbol of luck and good fortune! These faux-bugs are not the scary or icky insects that many people fear – ladybugs are beautiful and well-loved creatures! While at times their large populations can create overwhelming infestations, they are harmless to humans. Furthermore, ladybugs are actually extremely beneficial to gardeners and plant-lovers, eating aphids and other small garden pests that can damage or destroy many types of plants or flowers.
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