Taking a Closer Look
at Ladybugs

Ladybug Facts
Use these facts as handwriting practice to create a
Book of Ladybug Facts.

Source: Mrs. Seagraves' Thematic Ladybug Unit

Fact #1
There are nearly 5,000 different kinds of ladybugs worldwide
and 400 which live in North America.

Fact #2
A female ladybug will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime.

Fact #3
The male ladybug is usually smaller than the female.

Fact #4
A ladybug beats its wings 85 times a second when it flies.

Fact #5
Aphids are a ladybug's favorite food.

Fact #6
Ladybugs chew from side to side, not up and down like people do.

Fact #7
Ladybugs make a chemical that smells and tastes terrible
so that birds and other predators won't eat them.

Fact #8
The spots on a ladybug fade as the ladybug gets older.

Fact #9
Ladybugs won't fly if the temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fact #10
The ladybug is the official state insect of Delaware, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Fly Away HOME!