So, I was chatting with an internet pal the other night and he was complaining about the ladybug carcasses that litter his bedroom. It seems he always has a lot of ladybugs around. Sometimes alive. Sometimes not. He should try living in florida where we have cat sized flying roaches. They call them Palmetto bugs, but they aren’t fooling anyone with the fancy name.
Anywho, he was wondering the life expectancy of ladybugs and in his googling found that a newly hatched ladybug might feast on his brothers and sisters so that out of say 25 eggs, only 6 or so might make it. I did some fact checking after I did the comic and this can be the case if there aren’t any aphids around. Ladybugs eat pests and are cute, so just live with them and their carcasses and quit complaining. In my research, I did find another adorable fact out. Did you know that if they are threatened they ooze smelly yellow blood? How cute is that!
You know as a kid i used to bite the heads off ladybugs. I really can’t comprehend why I would do that because I was raised with a lot of pets and a great respect for nature. In case you were wondering, they taste rather tart.
Want to know more about ladybugs? Nah. I didn’t think so.
Thanks for reading. I’ll see you next week.