We love Lady bugs.
We took this picture in our vegetable garden. Lady bugs do mate. Then, the female lays her eggs on a leaf. Ladybug larvae hatch, eat and grow for a couple of weeks in stages similar to a butterfly. See the pictures below. Lady bugs are crucial to organic gardening without the use of toxic pesticides and chemicals. Ladybugs and their larvae keep our vegetables free of pests naturally, by eating soft bodied insects like: white flies, mites, scales and aphids. Some lady bugs are endangered. We can help by keeping track of them. If you spot a spotted ladybug, take a picture and send it to "The Lost Ladybug Project" at the link below.