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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Ladybugs love eating aphids!

Coccinelidae is the ladybug's scientific name.

Ladybugs are not actually bugs, but they are a type of beetle.

A ladybug has two sets of wings, the outer layer is for protection and the inner layer is for flying.
When ladybugs get scared, they start to bleed from their knees.
Some ladybugs don’t have any spots on their bodies but some have up to twenty spots. Ladybug’s name came from the virgin Mary.

When a predator approaches a ladybug instead of flying away they will play dead. Lady bugs have small hairs on their feet (which are spiky) so that they can climb walls.

Ladybugs can eat 10,000 aphids in their whole lifetime.
The colours on a ladybug scare away predators because predators think that they are poisonous.

Ladybugs are very small but important creatures in our ecosystem.

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I follow the structure of a description to write about ladybugs.


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