Ladybug Lounge

by: Grace Naumowich


-We have plenty of aphids for our carnivorous guests. They are served anyway you like them, at our 24/7 buffet.

-We understand the ladybugs reside where insect populations are high, so we have lots of accommodations like crop fields, gardens, and canopies of trees.

-Our hotel also offers protection against the major predator of ladybugs; the birds. We have trained a large staff of guards watching lookout, in addition to to protective.

-For our guests that are parents you're eggs, pupa, or larva, can be admitted into our world class daycare center.

Interesting Facts About Ladybugs

-They chew side to side not up and down

-Nature has uniquely designed a warning system of colors. Red yellow, and black are colors that warn predators that the insect they are about to eat might not be a good lunch choice. The colors can warn danger such as poisonous, bad taste, or the ability to defend itself against the predators. Colors can also camouflage and warn when there is nothing about the insect that is harmful. Ladybugs can also protect themselves by playing dead. By pulling their legs up "turtle style", and typically release a small amount of blood from their legs. (This is called reflex bleeding.) The bad smell and the apparent look of death usually deter predators from their small ladybug snack. After the threat of danger has passed, the ladybug will resume its normal activities.

-The ladybugs are small, oval-shaped insects with 6 jointed legs, one pair of antennae, an exoskeleton made of chitin and a three-part body made up of a head, a thorax and an abdomen.

-The ladybug's life cycle has four stages which include: Eggs, Larva, Pupa and Adult. About 300 very small eggs are laid usually on leaves, and the larvae emerge within 3-6 days. After they hatch, they feed on aphids, and they stay in this stage for 3 weeks. The ladybugs then go into pupa stage for about one week then they become adults.

-Ladybugs do not typically have their marks until 24 hours into their adulthood.

-Their technical name is Coccinellidae.