FACTS An Informational Powerpoint for Elementary Students Created by Heather Galligan
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 antenna head legs 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 • 1st 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 1999 - and survived!
LADYBUG HOTLIST http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/Ladybug.shtml This Enchanted Learning Link has tons of facts about ladybugs and exciting activities related to ladybugs. http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/5924/ladybugfacts.htm This site by Mrs. Seagraves has a ton of information, activities, and resources about ladybugs. http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/ladybugs.htm You can find tons of info and activities on this Ladybug Website created by Jerrie S. Cheeks.