Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sweet bug...

Participating again in Sweet Shot Tuesday over with Darcy and Life with my 3 boybarians. Sweet Shot Day Interesting Ladybug facts... - a female ladybug lays more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime - while flying, a ladybug beats wings 85 times a second - while eating, ladybugs chew from side to side and not up and down like humans - ladybugs produce a chemical substance that smells and tastes horrible...it protects them from predators and birds - a ladybug bites if you squeeze it, but the bite doesn't hurt - the spots on the body of the ladybug fade, as it gets older - in winters, ladybugs do not eat and survive on their own stored fat - the size of a male ladybug is smaller than a female - in many countries, like Iran and Switzerland, ladybugs are considered auspicious and symbols of good luck - ladybugs are found in many colours, some have spots, while some do not - ladybugs even use their feet to smell - average life expectancy is 2-3 years - there are more than 300 types of ladybugs in North America

5 comments:

GlowinGirl said...

Lovely. :) We have a shrub out front just covered with the little red ones. My favorite bug . . .

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Amazing shot!!!

Heather said...

Beautiful. I am trying to imagine where, oh where, ladybugs store their fat?? Amazing.

Susan said...

Wow...this was really interesting!! Great shot too.

patty said...

how close you must have been! great shot... and yes, where do they store their fat?? ;o