An Up-Close Look at Ladybugs

These sweet-looking predators can help protect your garden from harmful insects

A bright red and black ladybug sitting on a milkweed plant.
Ladybug. Photo by Kim Zuch.

Most people around the world would recognize these bright red insects with black dots. There are many species of ladybugs and most of them are colorful. Some, like above, are bright red. Some are black with red dots. Others are various shades of…




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Kim Zuch

Kim Zuch

I write about nature, birdwatching, the outdoors, and conservation issues. I like to share pictures and sometimes my dogs show up. Twitter: @kimclawson2

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