Facts About Ladybugs Written for: First Grade Readers By: Jill Nolan September 2007 Ladybugs are part of the beetle family. Many are red or orange with red spots. Some are black with red or yellow spots. Ladybugs have four wings and six legs. They can fly. Ladybugs eat small bugs called aphids and help farmers by eating harmful bugs. Ladybugs hibernate, or sleep through the winter, just like many bears. Ladybugs can be found all over the world! References Coughlan & Sandars-Smith. (1999). Ladybugs. Mankato,MN: Capstone Press. Otfinoski, S. (2000). Ladybugs and Other Beetles. Chiciago, IL: World Book Press. Rowan, J.P. (1993). Insects Ladybugs. Vero Beach., FL: Rourke Press.