Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed. Population. Ladybugs are also called lady beetles or, in Europe, ladybird beetles.

What are the 4 stages of a ladybug?

The ladybug life cycle is not much different from the life cycle of a butterfly. The ladybug goes through the same four stages as a butterfly, the egg stage, the larvae stage, the pupa stage, and the adult ladybug stage.