My son got his most recent issue of Ranger Rick yesterday and we got to read a bit of it last night while he had a friend over. Both boys and my daughter were amazed to hear that ladybugs (really ladybirds) come in all different colors. While they were sleeping, I looked up a few pictures to share.
Most are from this site. Here are some unique shots:
This is my favorite! I also looked for a purple one, but didn’t find one yet.
Lots more variation:
Oh, and as an aside, part of the article mentioned that some people think all ladybugs are female since they have the word “lady” in the name. As I started to read it, my son said something to the effect of “Well that couldn’t be true because you need males and females to make the babies” Guess we’ve got that part down 🙂
Also, my daughter was sad to learn that just because he got his “Ranger Rick” it didn’t mean that she would get her new “Highlights” magazine on the same day. She is looking forward to it coming! Thanks mom 🙂