Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How do they fly ?

How Do Ladybug's Fly?

We all know, or most of us know, that their wings are hidden. The ladybug's hard protective colored shell, called the elytra, is actually a set of modified forewings. To fly, the ladybug opens up the elytra and unfurls a second set of delicate wings - the alae.

Wing motion - the alae move rapidly in a complex stroking motion, flapping perhaps 100 strokes or more per second. Each wing can move up and down, forward and backward. The wings are about four time as big as the ladybug itself. Ladybugs will not fly when it is below 55 degrees fahrenheit. they will, however, fly great distances to find safe places to spend the winter, preferring higher elevations.

Cool Fact Number One -

Ladybugs aren't really bugs at all; they're beetles.

Entomologically speaking, the term bugs applies to insects of the order Hemiptera. Ladybugs belong to the order Coleoptera, or beetles. Eurpeans have called these dome-backed beeles by the name ladybirds, or ladybird beetles, for more than 500 years. In America, the name ladybird was replaced with ladybug. Scientists usually prefer the common name lady beetle.

Store News -

As of late we have been going through all of the stock that has been hanging out for a while and marking it down, some as low as cost. We have discontinued many items and look to our vendors to offer new and exciting items to share with you our customers. To help us clear out some of our stock we are offer all of our blog followers 20% off any item in the "Special Sale" tab of our website - www.ladybug-shop.com - YOU MUST MENTION THIS BLOG to get the discount. As you know - discounts will be taken in the store at the time of sale.  So take advantage of the deals and stock up on Christmas presents now while supplies last.

This offer will last until midnight Oct 12, 2013 pst.

Thanks for stopping by and catching the bug !

Christopher and David

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