Ladybirds or Ladybugs are insects from a family of coccinellidae. "Ladybirds" derives from Britain and the insects are known as the lady beetle. The world Coccinellid is a Latin word means scarlet.

Most ladybugs have oval-dome shaped bodies with six short legs. They can have spots, stripes or no marking at all, according to their species. Seven spotted coccinellids are red or orange with three spots on each side and one in the middle, they have a black head with white patches on each side.

Ladybirds are known as predators of aphids and scale insects. They are purely carnivorous but some species in the sub family Epilachminal are herbivores, and can be very destructive agricultural pests. They can damage the harvests.

Ladybugs are bird's prey besided frogs, wasps, spinders and dragonflies. Their bright colour discourage some potential predators learn by experience that 'good looking prey', associates to bad tast. These insects produces and allcalloid toxin when the predators attack them.

Ladybirds bite people and cause allergic reactions. In the grape orchard, they can cause the wine's production becomes poor.


Why do the grape farmers hate ladybirds?

  1. The wine will be spoilt

  2. They attack the farmers

  3. They destroy the harvest

  4. They postpone the wine production

N. Supriyaningsih

Master Teacher

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Para petani anggur membenci ladybirds karena mereka merusak panen anggur. Hal ini terdapat pada kalimat terakhir paragraf terakhir, In the grape orchard, they can cause the wine’s production becomes poor. Maka jawaban C adalah jawaban yang tepat.


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