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The Life Cycle of Ladybugs. What are Ladybugs?. Ladybugs are also called lady birds or lady beetles Small, oval-shaped winged insects. Red with black spots or black with red spots on the wing covers. The number of spots identifies the type of ladybug. What is a Life Cycle?.

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what are ladybugs
What are Ladybugs?
  • Ladybugs are also called lady birds or lady beetles
  • Small, oval-shaped winged insects.
  • Red with black spots or black with red spots on the wing covers.
  • The number of spots identifies the type of ladybug.
what is a life cycle
What is a Life Cycle?
  • A life cycle is a set of changes animals go through as they grow.
first stage egg
First Stage – Egg
  • The Female lays tiny eggs
  • Eggs are sticky and yellow
  • Eggs are laid on a leaf with lots of aphids
  • This stage last 3 to 7 days
second stage larvae
Second Stage – Larvae
  • The larvae that hatches from the egg
  • The larvae is small and long and has 6 legs.
  • The larvae sheds its skin several times.
  • After reaching full size, the larvae attaches itself to a plant leaf or stem by its "tail”.
  • This stage lasts 2 to 4 weeks
third stage pupa
Third Stage – Pupa
  • The larval skin then splits down the back, exposing the pupa.
  • The pupa is about the size of the adult ladybug
  • The pupa is all wrapped up, protecting the ladybug while the it undergoes metamorphosis.
  • This stage lasts 5 to 7 days
forth stage ladybug
Forth Stage – Ladybug
  • The adult ladybug emerges from the pupa
  • As the ladybug grows it begins to get its spots
  • The ladybugs life span is a few months
  • Ladybugs eat aphids yum-yum!
comprehension page
Comprehension Page

1. What is a Life Cycle?

2. What do ladybug eggs look like?

3. Where does the female ladybug lay her eggs?

4. What is a pupa?

5. What do ladybugs eat?

6. When is a ladybug full grown?

7. What is the 2nd stage in the ladybug life cycle?

fun facts
Fun Facts
  • LADYBUGS ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE
  • Four ladybugs were sent into space in 1999 on NASA's space shuttle.
  • Ladybugs and their main food, aphids, were sent to a zero-gravity environment
  • They studied how aphids could get away from the ladybugs without being able to jump using gravity.
work cited
Work Cited
  • msucares.com/.../images/ 040923ladybug200.jpg
  • www.fcps.k12.va.us/ StratfordLandingES/Ecology
  • http://www.celticbug.com/Real/Bugs4.html
  • http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/entfacts/fldcrops/ef105.htm
  • www.co.alameda.ca.us/. ../beninsects.htm
  • www.scottcamazine.com/.../ ladybugPupa_jpg.htm