Friday 8 February 2013


Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colourful, spotted appearance. But farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed. By the end of its three-to-six-week life, a ladybug may eat some 5,000 aphids.

The ladybug here was photographed in our garden, on top of a cluster of tiny dill flowers.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Winged meme.


  1. What a beautiful photo. Here we call it a ladybird. I like the way it stands out against the dill flowers.

  2. Wow, love your photo of the wonderful ladybug. So pretty in the golden crown of dill. Excellent!

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. I love your shot. Ladybugs are very pretty and they're useful too.

  4. they are great bugs. I miss them. Lovely shot. :)


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