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Lady Bug Anatomy

Lady Bug Anatomy

Ladybugs are winged insects (a type of beetle). When they are not flying, the flight wings are covered and protected by a pair of modified wings (called elytra). When flying, the elytras open up, allowing the wings to move.

The area above the elytra is called the pronotum (it is part of the thorax). The pronotum frequently has grayish spots on it.

The head of the ladybug is very tiny (and frequently confused with the pronotum). Females are larger than males.

Like all insects, ladybugs have: