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Coccinellidae (Ladybug).

Appearance.


Ladybugs Come in many colours such as Orange, Black, Yellow and grey and even more. But the most common one is Red. Red ones normally have black dots, witch evolved over time passed on genetically through each strand of species.




Defence.



Ladybugs use their spots as a warning to predators making the predator think the ladybug is dangerous. However, Ladybugs also spray out a liquid when a predator is near showing that they will not at all taste pleasant if eaten, therefore keeping it safe.


Enclosure.


Ladybugs live in grassland and forests, Ladybugs like to fly around and need space to do so. When keeping it's best to let them house in a green house or your garden. If you do this the ladybug will protect your plants by eating Aphids (Small, green bugs that eat plants and leaves). Then again it will scare of other bugs that would potentially eat plants or leaves.


Behaviour.


Ladybugs mostly don't get scared and will only fly away if you come near them or try attacking them. This is the same for adults and babys, although babys get more scared then adults when approached. They wont fight back to humans unless there're poisonous. Poisonous ones aren't found in the UK. Yet they will most likely be frightened and fly away as well.


Breeding.


Ladybugs don't mind the temperature as long as it's not to cold or to hot (room temperature) They eat aphids, Mildrew, pollen, some insects, fungi and some are herbivores. Put plenty of food near and male and female ladybug. Leave them for a week. If they still haven't mated leave them for a bit more time. If still not successful try with another couple.


Thanks for reading pictures of the life cycle will be added later. Thankyou.

-Adi.



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