Ladybird Life Cycle – complete metamorphosis
Watch this video to find out why ladybirds are loved by gardeners and farmers.
Here are some ladybird facts:
Now watch this video about the ladybird’s life cycle:
(In the video we saw newly hatched ladybird larvae eating an unhatched egg. Scientists believe ladybirds lay both fertile and infertile eggs in the cluster. When aphids are in limited supply, the newly hatched larvae will feed on the infertile eggs.)
Read this information about the ladybird’s life cycle.
Many ladybird species (like Britain’s most common one, the seven spotted ladybird) only have one generation in a year:
Complete Activity 1 – answer the questions.
Complete Activity 2 – Make a Ladybird Life Cycle. Cut out the pictures provided. Place in the correct order in an oval shape, connecting each stage to the next by an arrow. Add a sentence under each picture giving some information about the ladybird at that stage.
Grasshopper Life Cycle – incomplete metamorphosis
Not all insects go through complete metamorphosis. Some undergo simple or incomplete metamorphosis. Find out the difference by going to:
Watch this video about the praying mantis life cycle.
Read this information about the grasshopper life cycle.
Sometimes certain species of grasshopper can cause huge devastation.
Read the following to find out more: https://kids.kiddle.co/Locust
Look at this to find out where it is happening now:
Complete Activity 3 - Make a Grasshopper Life Cycle. Cut out the pictures provided. Place in the correct order in a circular shape, connecting each stage to the next by an arrow. Add a sentence under each picture giving some information about the grasshopper at that stage.
Complete Activity 4 – answer the questions.