Redder ladybirds more deadly, say scientists
A ladybug's colour indicates how well-fed and how toxic it is, according to an international team of scientists. Research led by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool directly shows that differences between animals' warning signals reveal how poisonous ...
Natural History Museum Turns Angelenos Into Spider Catchers and Ladybug Hunters
The native of South Africa is twice as poisonous as its black cousin ... then count the flies as they go from pupae to adults over the course of a few weeks. Ladybugs also are on the menu for citizen scientists — the museum has asked people to hunt ...
Walls: Ladybugs signal cooler weather coming
Having ladybugs in the garden can control over-populations of aphids, mites and scale bugs. Ladybugs are not poisonous to humans. When threatened, they can release a foul-smelling odor that is repulsive to predators. Despite the noxious odor, some birds ...
Ladybugs Changed Color in Response to Climate Change
The melanic and nonmelanic ladybugs each mimic a different species of beetle which is very poisonous to birds, he says. The results are "intriguing," says Ary Hoffmann, a geneticist at the University of Melbourne in Australia. By linking climate change to ...
How bugs avoid becoming lunch
So when they see these brightly colored insects, they let them be. Monarch butterflies, multicolored grasshoppers, and red-and-black ladybugs are all poisonous or taste bad to things that might be tempted to eat them. The bright colors are a warning.