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  • A red bug with black polka dots hanging onto a plant.
    Ladybug. Photo by swg101, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    The lowdown on ladybugs

    January 16, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. One of the first wild animals that enters a child’s world is the ladybug. We’re taught from an early age that these easily recognizable insects are benign guardians of gardens, eating aphids and other pests that threaten our plants. However, when we discuss ladybugs, we aren’t talking about a single insect, but a whole family of insects, with nearly 6,000 species world-wide, some of whom have the characteristic red with black spots, and some we would never recognize.  Learn more...

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