Wildflower-Ladybug pacs contain a mixture of annuals and perennials. The seeds in this mix are known to be some of the ladybugs favorite plants to protect and also pollinate as they traverse the flowers consuming other insects.
Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colorful, spotted appearance and general friendliness. Farmers and gardeners love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay their eggs in sources of food, like colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed. They live about 2-3 years. Their distinctive spots and attractive colors are meant to make them unappealing to predators. Ladybugs also secrete a fluid from joints in their legs which gives them a foul taste. Their familiar and distinctive coloring is likely a reminder to any animals that have tried to eat their kind before that they taste awful. A threatened ladybug may play dead as well as secrete the unappetizing substance to protect itself.
There are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs, but not all of them have the same appetites. A few types of ladybugs actually do prey on plants instead of other insects.