Did you know that a ladybug?..

in #photographynature23 days ago

Everyone has seen ladybugs more than one hundred times. We present interesting and fun facts about this cute insect.

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Ladybugs appear with the first warmth and have long been associated with the joy that we experience from enjoying the beauty of summer nature. Ladybug – this is the only beetle that does not cause disgust in women, but even on the contrary – touches.

Since ancient times, people have worshipped and worshipped the ladybug. The ancient Slavs considered her a messenger of the Sun goddess. They used it to predict the upcoming weather. A bug flying away from the palm promised a good clear day, and an insect that wanted to stay on the hand foreshadowed bad weather.

For scientists, the annual flight of ladybirds for the winter is still a mystery. Bugs always come back in once the selected location. This phenomenon cannot be explained by a good insect memory, since new generations return to their old wintering grounds due to their short life span.

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In ancient times, the poison secreted by ladybirds, oddly enough, was used for good purposes — applied to a sore tooth.

Ladybugs in intimate Affairs are just indefatigable lovers. They can spend up to 10 hours in each other's arms! Well, as the most insatiable insects, they are characterized by all sorts of diseases that are transmitted sexually from males to females.

Few people know that there are even monuments to ladybirds in many countries: Japan, Warsaw, Seoul, in the French city of Millau and in Russia — in Volgograd.

Spots on ladybirds are designed to deter predators.
Interesting fact ladybugs come in different colors: pink, yellow, white, orange, and even black.

Oddly enough, it turns out that the older the ladybug, the fewer spots on its back. Who would have thought, I've thought the opposite all my life.

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Over the course of its life, a ladybug can eat more than 5,000 aphids. Almost all ladybirds feed on soft-bodied insects, and serve as useful predators that protect agricultural plants from pests. Gardeners welcome ladybirds with open arms as they exterminate the most prolific pests. Cows feed on worms, whiteflies, mites and aphids. A hungry adult ladybug can eat up to 50 aphids a day.

And this is not all interesting