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Thursday, March 31, 2011

There is more than Red in them!

All my life I thought ladybugs were only red with black spot. Well I was wrong! This is what landed on me as I watched my sons played after picking my oldest from school.

 In high school many, many years ago :( one of my favorite subjects was science amongst others. 


It's actually quite interesting to learn about this tiny little bug. I learned a long time ago from watching "Bug's Life" that just because they are call ladybugs doesn't mean they are all ladies. But did you know that there are about 500 different kinds in the United States alone and nearly 5000 world wide. If this little guy or girl wouldn't have landed on me I would have never known that they come in different colors other than red. In fact after doing some research I found out they come in yellow, orange, gray(like my little friend above who is actually called "ashy-gray lady beetle" or Olla v-nigrum), black,brown and even pink. They all look beautiful! I must say that their larvae and pupae is not as great looking as they are once mature I would think that if you have never seen them in that stage of their life you would probably confuse them with an ordinary bug. I love that my oldest and now even my youngest will ask to research things on the Internet when we don't know the answer to something. I'm so happy I'm not afraid of technology as I once was; confused and frustrated sometimes YES  but enjoying the learning experience.


  1. I knew there were yellow ones; we'd get hordes of them in our home in the country. But white, I did not know that! I love learning, and the internet is great for that, especially blogs like yours. :)

  2. How cute! I've never seen ones that were anything other than red (and black of course) before. :)

    Tnx for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment! :)

  3. That is so cute. I love lady bugs but their little babies are scary looking!


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