They lay their eggs upon a leaf;
Their Larva is quite small
With little legs.....the Pupa stage
Hangs on a leaf or wall.
Their favorite food is aphid pests
They eat a lot each day;
And from their legs a fluid comes
That drives their foes away.
Each beetle has six jointed legs
With which it walks or clings;
It also has two separate pairs
Of very special wings;
The first pair is quite hard and tough,
Protecting what's below:
Transparent wings that it can use
To fly where it should go!
About a hundred years ago
An awful insect pest
Was spoiling California's fruit
The farmers had no rest -
Till someone had a great idea
And from Australia came
A beetle that would save the crop:
The Ladybird by name!
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