8 of the cutest toxic caterpillars
Caterpillars inhabit the world of charming creepy-crawlies, like ladybugs and fireflies — the kind of insects ... Their markings and body parts can make them seem larger in size or even poisonous. In fact, some of them are poisonous, both to consume ...
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.
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 ...