Attack of the Ladybugs [Video]

Submitted by: 134 8 years ago in Science

Shot during the annual lady bug swarm in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. Sorta scary.
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Female 901
at 1:00 : "good job at Follow The Leader, Phil..."
hehe
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Male 70
"they look like baked beans. and now my bf is tryin to convince me ladybirds are poisonous... please someone tell me this is bullpoo."

Yeah, they`re poisonous. If you eat them.

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Male 2,582
"So... they`re nature`s perfect Predator... but they`re totally harmless? What do they prey on then, their own feet?"
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The weak....and aphids.
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Male 39
Anyone know why some of the ladybirds have like black and white areas on the back of their heads and some don`t? Is it a sign of sex and, if so, which one is male and which is female?
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Male 486
Gosh lady bug swarms are disgusting. I once rode my bike through one and I had them flying in my eyes, mouth and nose.
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Male 943
Roaches are not actually know to carry any disease, and are actually one of the cleanest insects around. Roaches are commonly perceived as filthy because they generally live where there is much filth. But contrary to that roaches are not as filthy as the garbage they live in because of their extreme grooming habits.
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Male 3
"is amazed that people will let ladybugs land and crawl on them but if a roach or a centipede does it, the bug would get squished. and don`t tell me it is because they are pretty. have you ever flipped one over? they are just as creepy as other bugs."
-misery106

Roaches are known for carrying disease and centipedes have a painful bite and are poisonous.

It does not surprise me that the thought of touching one disgusts or scares most people.

They are fascinating creatures, however.


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Male 8,300
> bikenutt

So... they`re nature`s perfect Predator... but they`re totally harmless? What do they prey on then, their own feet?

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Male 382
Ladybugs are natures perfect predator. They keep your garden free of pests and are totally harmless. I cant say enough about these awesome little guys. The wonder on the child`s face was priceless.
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Female 221
I work at a day camp in Colorado, and so I was there for the swarm and it was *so* cool. In the afternoon the kids and I would watch literally clouds of ladybugs flying around in the afternoons, and it was really quite beautiful.

And then one little kid came to me with two *busy* ladybugs and said "Look! Their butts are kissing!". XD

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Female 32
is amazed that people will let ladybugs land and crawl on them but if a roach or a centipede does it, the bug would get squished. and don`t tell me it is because they are pretty. have you ever flipped one over? they are just as creepy as other bugs.
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Male 210
Im pretty sure this is a Sigur Ros song. Anyone have confirmation?
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Male 54
What stuck me most about this video wasn`t the number of ladybugs. But the wonder of the child. It`s something i miss from being little. When everything was new and exciting.
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Male 8,300
But how did they know they were all female?? Someone must have good eyesight...
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Male 427
holy lady bugs!
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Female 572
Breathtaking. I had to watch it a couple of times.
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Male 561
uh yeah
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Female 239
TalcumX, it`s "you`re" not "your"
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Female 49
I have had a terrible day, and this made it all better. Thanks for the smile IAB!
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Male 985
Anyone else feel itchy after watching this?
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Male 8,300
Beautiful.
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Male 815
i kinda like the song =) anybody knows the name of it?

and LOL @ TalcumX

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Male 1,918
Thats epic at least it gets rid of aphids. The first one on thhe twig at 1:00 had an awesome head
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Male 193
they look like baked beans. and now my bf is tryin to convince me ladybirds are poisonous... please someone tell me this is bullpoo.
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Male 561
keith2, you`re command of the English language is astounding, your amazing!
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Male 2,591
at least their not bees.
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Male 561
They`re like Canadians....alone they can be kinda cool, but all together.......
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Female 778
Itsalwysunny: if that many landed on you, maybe you would become so lucky you`d poo gold.
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Female 778
that kid was kinda creepy.
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Male 13
No Ladybugs don`t bite, but their cousins the Asian lady beetle ,who look exactly like them, do bite. Look it up.
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Male 17,511
Ladybugs do not bite. You must have some other kind of bug.
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Female 394
I wonder how many ladybugs that kid ate when the camera wasn`t on him ^.^
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Male 914
they eat aphids
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Female 1,260
I always liked ladybugs until now....this just made them really creepy. And, ya know, letting that little guy get all crawled on by those ladybugs is only going to lead to one of those weird news stories: "Man found to have dozens of ladybugs in his brain - still alive - possibly from a childhood visit to Colorado during the `swarm`" It could happen.
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Female 49
i hate ladybugs. they bite :(
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Male 1,378
one died at the beginning </3
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Male 478
the lighting is fantastic. awesome photography
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Male 2,486
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wicked sick. btw, what do ladybugs even do, are they decomposers, do they pollinate stuff or anything?"

I believe they eat other bugs and pollinate, we have this place on our mountain called "Ladybug Saddle" and it used to be an area filled with THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of ladybugs, they would migrate there, you would see trees that just looked red, the bark anyway, because it would just be ladybugs. They stopped going there one year for some reason and never came back, weird.

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Male 3,619
oh man, you got to be really carefull when choosing music for this clip... it dosn`t take much b4 its no longer the "the annual lady bug swarm in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado." but becomes "HOLY SH*T WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!! GET THE CHILDREN! WE MUST HEAD FOR COLDER CLIMATES!!!!!"
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Female 299
they dont look as special in their thousands :(
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Male 1,375
so if one lands on you its good luck......but what about 5 thousand??
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Female 134
Crazy boulder, CO. BTW, lady bugs usually eat other bugs that can harm plants. So they are good for farmers.
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Male 420
wicked sick. btw, what do ladybugs even do, are they decomposers, do they pollinate stuff or anything?
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Male 299
Link: Attack of the Ladybugs [Video] [Rate Link] - Shot during the annual lady bug swarm in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. Sorta scary.
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