The ladybugs, we all look like too beautiful insects, their colorful colors and their curious rounded shape that hypnotizes us ... But not many know of their secret, they in their larval state are a kind of "ugly duckling"
This is their appearance when they are larvae, they are like monsters taken from a science fiction movie, but that is not all, they are also CARNÍVORAS, that is, their feeding is insectivorous, they are of great help for agricolass crops and those who maintain gardens , since its main prey is the aphid.
The ladybug can get to eat a thousand aphids during the summer months, if we consider that a ladybug can give rise to 400 in an egg laying and a million throughout its life, they are an excellent natural insecticide.
They also eat fleas, scale insects, small caterpillars and mites.
They are an ecological alternative and of course healthy when it comes to keeping crops free of pests, thus avoiding the use of toxic pesticides.
This is the ladybird we all know, but this is not the only species, there are many species: