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Other Interesting Facts about Ladybugs

Posted by editor On May - 21 - 2008

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When I think of ladybugs, they’re not only cute but very colorful to me especially against the green background be it leave or lawn. I’ve heard that ladybugs attracted to light colors and if you don’t really like ladybugs you can use dry white sage, this is sort of the natural cheap and cheery way for ladybug repellent.

More interesting facts on ladybug:

  • In the past, doctors would mash ladybugs and put them in your mouth to cure a toothache
  • In Switzerland, ladybugs are called “good God’s little fairy.”
  • You can fit 80,000 ladybugs into a gallon jug
  • Male ladybugs are smaller than female ladybugs
  • Ladybugs are the official state insect of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio and Tennessee
  • They can live for as many as three years
  • A ladybug beats its wings 85 times per second when it flies
  • Their spots fade as they get older
  • The spotted wing covers on ladybugs are made from a material called chitin, the same as our fingernails
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