Help your students understand the ladybug life cycle with this free printable. This colored printable features a well-marked diagram of a ladybug’s life cycle, as well as easy-to-understand, student-friendly pictures.
The ladybug life cycle is not much different from the life cycle of a butterfly. The ladybug goes through the same four stages as a butterfly, the egg stage, the larvae stage, the pupa stage, and the adult ladybug stage. You know what adult ladybugs look like, but you wouldn’t even recognize them before they get to that final stage of their lives.
Some people like raising ladybugs in ladybug farms similar to an ant farm or a worm farm. They do this because they love ladybugs and so that they can watch the wonderful transformation of the ladybug life cycle. Lots of teachers have ladybug farms. If your teacher doesn’t have one, you should ask him or her to get a ladybug farm for the classroom.