Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
Our 6-year old daughter, Rosemarie, was trying to find information on how one can identify the gender of a ladybug. She says that, "I really want to know that." Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, and Happy Holidays, DeWain Feller
Rate This FAQ
It's actually very difficult to tell a girl from a boy ladybug. One good way is to get a hand lens and look at the end of the abdomen (or where you think the "butt" might be). If it's rounded, it's probably a girl. If it's pointed, it's probably a boy. There are other general characteristics too, but they would be too complicated to explain over email and maybe too confusing for a 6-year old. The only real way to know for sure is to dissect it and look for reproductive organs (e.g., ovaries/testes).
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- We own a cabin in Oakley, Utah, and had a skunk underneath in July of last year. The odor has lingered but we think the skunk may have died or just left because the smell is going away. We want to prevent more from going underneath again. Is there a barrier type wire mesh that we can have installed or do it ourselves around the cabin?
- How do I just plain and simple get ride of voles, period?
- Something is digging up my bulbs (tulips, daffs, etc.) and eating them. I know I have a squirrel in my yard, but do they eat bulbs? What else would dig things up and eat them?
- Who can I contact to identify a spider?