Asked in InsectsBeetlesLadybugs
Why is ladybugs are so small?
June 26, 2017 11:18PM
The adult size of animals are result of evolutionary pressures and mechanical limitations. Ladybugs small size lets them"
- Hide from predators
- Hunt for and capture the insects they prey on
- Have a mass to size ratio suitable for animals with exoskeletons
Asked in Spiders
Do any kinds of ladybugs eat small spiders?
Yes almost all ladybugs eat small spiders. I once had a ladybug and it killed a spider!!! (The spider was small). Then once my friend squashed a spider so I caught a ladybug instead and kept it, and you know what? It ate the poor spider. I was actually deciding whether I should bury it but who knows? It ate the spider! From that I started experimenting and if you kill a spider (any spider big or small) the ladybugs still eat them! I think it's because they know whether it is dead or not. So if you put an alive spider inside it has to be small so the ladybug can eat it!