Knowledge of the Life of Ladybugs in Nature

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Who doesn't know beetles, if we are someone who likes macro-style photography, we are definitely familiar with this one beetle? Although this type of beetle is one type of animal that is often referred to as a pest among farmers.

Because beetles are also types of leaf-eating animals and other plants. Well, some people, these animals make as pets. Why is that? Because this ladybug is very beautiful, from its body shape, and other things.

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As we know, Beetles are a group of insects that make up the order Coleoptera. Within this order, there are suborders Adephaga, Archostemata, Myxophaga, Polyphaga, and Protocoleoptera. Beetles have the characteristic feature of two sheathed pairs.

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The color of this beetle is striking with red darn and decorated with black hues on the beetle's wings. The shape is also very small, beautiful so that many people like it. And there are also many people who make this beetle photo into a souvenir, wallpaper, and various other decorations.

Known as the ladybird, this beautiful little beetle is also a type of insect with a small body. Apart from the red color, there are also various types of colors in this beetle. In terms of physical characteristics, koksi beetles are generally small and very rarely grow to more than 1 cm. Koksi beetles have black legs and a shell that is brightly colored speckled to protect their wings behind them.

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The implication, they will be dehydrated when the environment gets warmer. And, these conditions make the koksi beetle threatened with extinction, due to climate change and habitat loss. Don't we want a world without ladybugs? It is known that the koksi beetle hibernates when the season starts to cool down. Koksi beetles hibernate in large groups in the locations they use year after year. Logically, it could be that luck refers to a good ecosystem, and that bad luck is a prohibition against killing animals. Female ladybugs can lay more than 2000 eggs per year, and can hatch in just a few days.

Moreover, beetles can be useful as natural pest controllers, as they feed on aphids. This communal hibernation is thought to be a way for the koksi beetle to increase the chances of survival during winter. It is thought, there are pheromones that they release, to attract other koksi beetles to hibernate in the same place.

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On the other hand, the koksi beetle becomes the prey of a number of animals, such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, rodents, and larger insects. Therefore, save resources, reduce consumption and live in harmony with nature, so that all living wealth is preserved. That way, humans will live in peace, because nature is always in balance.

From the aspect of diet, koksi beetle is not a herbivorous animal even though we often find it on the leaves. The koksi beetle is a carnivore that is a natural predator for aphids, green flies, and other pests. It is estimated that the average koksi beetle eats more than 5,000 aphids in one year.

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However, after a few weeks, the koksi beetle larvae change and settle into the cocoon, until their wings develop. The bright color of the koksi beetle's shell is thought to serve to protect itself from predators because predators will think they are poisonous and disgusting.

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After the pupal phase is over, koksi beetles will come out by tearing the lining around their bodies, to live as adult koksi beetles. What we need to pay attention to, the koksi beetle is very sensitive to changes in temperature.

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Koksi beetle larvae that have just hatched and come out of the egg, do not look like adult koksi beetles, because of their elongated body shape and generally only have one color.

This is the knowledge about ladybugs that I summarize from various sources. Hopefully, this summary article is useful for all of you.

Reference:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae
  2. http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/lady_beetles.htm
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonia_axyridis
  4. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/predators-ladybird-beetles-ladybugs

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