But Why?: Why Do Ladybugs Have Spots? Do Dragonflies Bite?

This week, we’re getting out our bug nets and talking about dragonflies and ladybugs!

Why do ladybugs have spots? How many different types of ladybugs are there? How do ladybugs crawl on the ceiling without falling down? Where do flies and ladybugs sleep? Why are dragonflies called dragonflies? Do dragonflies bite?  We’re joined by Kent McFarland a research biologist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and co-host of the VPR podcast Outdoor Radio.

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Biology, Zoology
Insects, Ladybug
K-6, Middle School

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