Ladybug is a species of beetle from the ladybug family.

There are over 6,000 species of ladybug insects (about 80 in Poland).

The scientific name is: Coccinella.

Coccinellidae interesting facts

1. The red ladybug with black dots, which is often found all over Europe, is called the seven-point ladybug.

2. Ladybug is called God’s fudge.

3. Our Polish seven-spot ladybug is in danger of being invaded by the Asian ladybug. Its appearance was recorded in 2006 near Poznań. Currently it has spread all over Poland.

4. The seven-spot ladybug was shipped to North America to help fight aphids.

5. A supermarket called “Biedronka” is very popular in Poland.

6. Ladybugs can fly at speeds of up to 60 km / h.

7. This insect can fly up to 1000 meters.

8. Ladybugs can fly continuously for more than 2 hours.

9. Ladybugs are colored to show that they are distasteful.

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What size is the ladybug?

Ladybugs are 6 to 18 mm long.

Answer: Marta

What is the ladybird eating?

Biedronka feed on herbivorous insects, mainly aphids.

Answer: Marta

Does the number of dots on the wings of a ladybug mean her age?

It is a myth, different species have different number of dots.

Answer: Marta

Where did the name ladybird come from?

Once, spotted cows were called biedrunami. A shepherd (probably very tired :)) seeing a ladybird, associated her appearance with a cow and called her biedrunką (cow).

Answer: Marta

Why do you say “god of fudge” to the ladybug?

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Are all ladybug species red?

No, there are yellow ladybugs with black dots (e.g. powdery mildew), orange, brown, and even gray and hairy (Woolly ladybug).

Answer: Milka

How much does a ladybug live?

Depending on the species, from 3 to 14 months.

Answer: Kasia

How many species of ladybugs are there?

Over 6,000 species of ladybug insects are described.

Answer: Kasia

Is the seven-dot ladybug found only on the European continent?

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What is and what is the purpose of the orange secretion (when I have a ladybug in my hand, it secretes it) from a ladybug?

Concerned larvae or adult beetles excrete a yellow colored hemolymph through the joints of the legs, which has poisonous properties. This is to scare away enemies.

Answer: Magda

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