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A ladybug’s dinner

Aphids on milkweed. The black ones are the one that have been eaten.

If you don’t know what a ladybug is, it’s a tiny red or orange insect with black dots on its back. Ladybugs, also known as lady beetle or ladybird beetle have wings and the ability to fly.. There are over 5000 species of ladybugs.

So what do they eat?  Aphids which are  small, yellow insects that liv on milkweed.  Ever wanted to get rid of aphids?  Aphids are usually considered pests because they eat plants in gardens. That’s why some people are temptd to use pesticides but they are not he answer. They hurt the plant that the bug you’re spraying is on. If you have ladybugs on the plant they will eat the aphids for you. So be eco friendly and let the ladybugs do the work.

A ladybug eating aphids.