Ladybugs are tiny flying beetles, which is a very large group of insects. Sometimes they are called sun beetles or ladybirds. Many of these brightly colored beetles have a black head and a shell that is redish-orange in color with black spots. The ladybug has six legs, two eyes, and two feelers. They have a pair of hard wings and a pair of soft wings. They have wings under their hard shell. They live in many countries around the world. Ladybugs help protect garden plants and crops by eating huge numbers of aphids, scale insects, and other harmful pests. The ladybug lays several hundred eggs a year. Ladybugs lay eggs on leaves. The larvae that hatch take about 14 days to change into ladybugs.