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An Informational Powerpoint for Elementary Students Created by Heather Galligan FACTS
Everything you want to know about Ladybugs… The Basics Body Parts Habitat Foods they eat Ladybugs as Food Life Cycle Fun Facts Hotlist of Ladybug Resources
LADYBUG BASICS There are about 5,000 different kinds Ladybugs are insects They are a type of beetle – and are sometimes called Ladybeetles They are usually red or orange with black spots or black with red spotted wings
LADYBUG BODY PARTS Six jointed legs One pair of antennas 3 body sections –Head –Thorax –Abdomen legs antenna head thorax abdomen
LADYBUG HABITATS Fields Forests Grasslands Gardens Inside People’s Homes Habitat – a place where animals live and grow
WHAT DO LADYBUGS EAT? Aphids are ladybugs’ favorite food. an aphid They also help farmers by eating other garden pests.
LADYBUGS AS FOOD? Birds enjoy eating ladybugs. Ladybugs avoid predators by –Playing dead –Making a bad tasting and smelling chemical Predator – an animal that hunts and eats another animals
LADYBUG LIFE CYCLE 1 st stage – egg (hatches after 3-7 days) 2nd stage – larva (2-4 weeks) 3rd stage – pupa (5-7 days) 4th stage – adult (a few months)
FUN FACTS Their wings flap 85 times per second Their spots fade as they get older They hibernate and live off stored fat Males are smaller than females 4 ladybugs were sent to space for an experiment in and survived!
LADYBUG HOTLIST This Enchanted Learning Link has tons of facts about ladybugs and exciting activities related to ladybugs. This site by Mrs. Seagraves has a ton of information, activities, and resources about ladybugs. You can find tons of info and activities on this Ladybug Website created by Jerrie S. Cheeks.