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Lady Bugs

I have heard that Lady Bugs can bite......Do you know if they do or if it is just certain species......? We are wondering what the facts are on this. Can you help...? Thanks so much for your time.

Wildlife Expert - David Herlocker

Years ago I would have confidently told you that ladybugs donít bite. Then I got bitten by one. My guess is that SOMETIMES when these predaceous insects land on our soft skin they taste (with their feet and antennae) that we are made of protein and fat and that must stimulate them to take a taste. Most of the time they donít do this though, they usually walk to the highest point, then spread their wings and fly off to look for smaller, more appropriate prey.

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