Observed: April 28, 2013 @ 3:00 PM
Posted on: April 28, 2013 @ 3:51 PM (diff: 0 days)
Ladybug (Coccinella magnifica0 - Ladybugs are also called lady beetles or, in Europe, ladybird beetles. There are about 5,000 different species of these insects. Their distinctive spots and attractive colors are meant to make them unappealing to predators. Ladybugs can secrete a fluid from joints in their legs which gives them a foul taste. Their coloring is likely a reminder to any animals that have tried to eat their kind before. Size: 8 to 10 mm (0.3 to 0.4 in).