What do Ladybugs Eat?

What do Ladybugs Eat? Ladybugs eat a variety of things, but of course their favorite and primary food is aphids. Both the adult ladybug and their larvae love to eat aphids. A single ladybug can eat up to 5000 aphids, which means they're invaluable to farmers gardeners trying to control an aphid population. If the aphids are not handy, then they will search for scales, mites and larvae of other bugs. Besides these, they also feed on fruit juice, nectar and pollen. A few ladybug species, like the Mexican bean beetle and 28-spotted potato Ladybug are pests species feeding on foliage. Even the seven spotted ladybugs feed on foliage, when other sources of food is scare, as you see in the last picture.

What do Ladybugs Eat?
Ladybug Eating aphids

Ladybug Eating Larva

Ladybug Eating Caterpillar

Ladybug Eating Larva

Ladybug Feeding on Fruit Juice

Ladybug Feeding on Nectar

Ladybug Eating Leaf


teca said...

Ufffffff... preciosas imagens!!!...

Birdy said...

Thanks Teca for the comment and appreciation.

Monique et Daniel said...

Très belle observation!

Birdy said...


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