The Lady in Red

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There are few insects that could be described as “pretty,” but the seven-spotted red ladybug, with its colorful elytra and black spots, is certainly one of the more attractive species. Its bright color serves to convince predators that it will leave a bad taste in their mouth and, as a lucky coincidence, also protects them from humans (who tend to make a wish and send them on their way, rather than the grim alternative).

Learn more about these colorful charms — watch the video.

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