Witty Wednesday- Are all ladybugs girls?

Witty Wednesday- Are all ladybugs girls?

I had a great question from one of my children this week. I was pretty sure of the answer but actually had to double check.

So….what’s the answer? Are all ladybugs girls?  No. There are boy ladybugs and girl ladybugs. It is almost impossible to tell them apart but it can help if you know that females are usually larger than the males.

One more thing I learned when looking this information up. I always thought that the number of spots on the ladybug signified how old it was. This is not true. A ladybug’s life is usually one year long and these spots are with it during it’s entire life.