Coccinellidae facts


1. The scientific name is: Coccinella.

2. Coccinellidae is a species of beetle from the ladybug family.

3. There are more than 6,000 species of ladybug insects known (about 80 in Poland).

Author: AC

4. The red ladybird with black dots, often found throughout Europe, is called the seven-pin ladybug.

5. Coccinellidae is called God’s cow.

Author: Marta

6. Our Seven-leaf ladybird is threatened by the invasion of the Asian ladybug. Its appearance was recorded in 2006 near Poznań. Currently, it has spread all over Poland.

7. The seven-needle ladybug was sent to North America to help defeat the aphids.

Author: Kasia

8. In Poland, a market called “Coccinellidae” is very popular.

Author: Markus

9. Coccinellidae can fly at speeds of up to 60 km / h.

10. This insect can fly up to 1000 meters high.

11. Coccinellidae can fly continuously for over 2 hours.

Author: Bella


Coccinellidae questions

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