2. Why do alfalfa farmers want lots of ladybug larvae crawling
on their crops?
A. Larvae droppings help the alfalfa grow.
B. Farmers collect the larvae for feeding to cows.
C. The larvae eat alfalfa-destroying aphids.
3. How many different kinds of ladybugs live on the planet?
A. 10 species of ladybugs
B. 550 species of ladybugs
C. 4,300 species of ladybugs
4. Where do many ladybugs in California migrate to during the
A. Abandoned buildings in San Francisco
B. The Sierra Nevada mountain range
5. Why don't birds eat ladybugs?
A. Ladybugs produce a chemical that makes them smell and taste awful.
B. Birds only eat worms.
C. The ladybugs are too small for the birds to notice.
6. How did ladybugs get their common name?
A. Medieval farmers named them after the Virgin Mary, also known as
B. Entomologists thought all these polka-dotted bugs were only females
C. These bugs are strongly attracted to a lady's perfume.
7. A female ladybug will lay how many eggs in her lifetime?
B. Female ladybugs don't lay eggs, but give live birth to ladybug
C. More than 100
8. Ladybugs do what in winter?
A. They rest by going into a state of dormancy.
B. Fly to warm Hawaii.
C. Chew the bark off pine trees and drink melting snow.
9. What is the main reason some gardeners buy sacks full of captured
A. The ladybugs look pretty on garden flowers.
B. Ladybugs gobble spider mites and other garden pests.
C. Superstitious gardeners believe good luck befalls anyone who owns
10. North America is home for how many species of ladybugs?
C. Almost 400