Lady Bugs are found all over the world and live in a variety of places including gardens, forests, fields and grasslands. As a larva, they can eat over 25 aphids a day. When a ladybug is grown to an adult, it can eat over 50 aphids a day. A typical ladybug measures around ¼ of an inch long and usually yellow, orange or red with black spots on their wing covers. They also have black legs, head and antennae. The number of black spots will vary by individual ladybug. Its black spots will fade as they get older.
Ladybugs go through four stages of development: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Their tiny yellow eggs are laid on a leaf and will hatch in about a week. When they hatch, they’re in aworm like larva stage for almost a month. Then when they strong enough they pupate and become an adult. It can hibernate during the winter and live around one year.