How many legs does a ladybird have?
The ladybird or ladybug has six legs. It is a beetle, a type of insect.
If they are grouped into sets, the ladybird, or ladybug has about 8 body parts. There is the head, thorax, abdomen, sets of legs, a set of antenna, the wings, compound eyes, and a mandible. Ladybugs have many of the same body parts that make up other insects: a head, a thorax and an abdomen with three pairs of jointed legs, one pair of wings, one pair of antennae, compound eyes, and a small mandible
The head has eyes and antennae; behind the head you see the pronotum, or neck shield. Behind that are the elytra or shields. Under the shields you can just see the legs, they consist of parts called, from body to toes: coxa, trochanter, femur, tibia, tarsus. If you turn a ladybird over you can see the three main body parts of all insects: head, thorax (with the legs and wings), abdomen.
The most common species of ladybird in Britain is the seven-spot ladybird. This bright red ladybird has seven spots and is thought to have inspired the name ladybird: "Lady" referring to the Virgin Mary (Our lady) who in early paintings is seen wearing a red cloak; the seven spots are symbolic of the seven joys and seven sorrows of Mary.