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Ladybugs are cannibals
Ladybugs are cannibals
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These brightly coloured beetles aren’t afraid to turn on each other when food is scarce. If it’s a matter of survival, adult ladybugs will eat other freshly moulted or newborn ladybugs. The beetles also have a wicked defence mechanism: When startled, ladybugs emit a foul-smelling fluid from their leg joints that helps scare away predators.

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