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That's fascinating. Didn't know they did that.

Is it because ladybugs are not good to eat?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:17 pm That's fascinating. Didn't know they did that.

Is it because ladybugs are not good to eat?
Ladybugs taste bitter, a bird told me. :P

The golden ones (Charidotella sexpunctata) pump liquid into their elytrae to change color.

The adults are weird:

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And the larvae even more so:

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How bees make beeswax.
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That's an amazing little chemical factory. Take what is essentially sugar water and turn it into wax.
Back in my bee keeping days I would tell visitors (inaccurately) bees take a carbohydrate and turn it into a hydrocarbon.
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