Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More cool facts about Ladybugs

Ladybugs practice cannibalism
If food is scarce, ladybugs will do what they must to survive, even if it means eating each other. A hungry ladybug will make a meal of any soft-bodied sibling it encounters. Newly emerged adults or recently molted larvae are soft enough for the average ladybug to chew. Eggs or pupas also provide protein to a ladybug that has run out of aphids.

Ladybug adults hibernate, usually gathering in large groups.
As days get shorter and temperatures fall, ladybugs seek shelter behind bark, under leavers or in other protected locations, taking advantage of the collective warmth of a colony. Asian multicolored ladybugs, in invasive species in North America, have earned a reputation as a home invader. These beetles tend to move indoors for winter, where they can become a nuisance in people’s houses. Convergent ladybugs gather in the mountains in such numbers that collectors can scoop them up by the bucket full.

As for the Ladybug Shop – We are preparing for a holiday fair in Salisbury MD this Saturday, feel free to stop by and say hello. We will be having a raffle while we’re there. We have an EXTRA large stuff ladybug that attendee’s will be able to win.
For the rest of the month we will continue to offer FREE Shipping for all orders over $100. We will pay the normal shipping costs – for all orders in the lower 48 states. For overseas/out of the country orders – we will pay for the regular shipping cost IF you will pay the additional shipping costs.

We have had a few customers calling their orders because they are having trouble placing their orders online. PLEASE -  If you are having trouble processing your order – please give us a call at 302.422.5470 and we’d be happy to take your order over the phone. Typically we’re able to get back to you within 24 hours or less.
Thank you for catching the bug – and as always - mention this blog in your order and we’ll give you an extra 10% off your entire order.

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