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This is a short printable shape book for early readers about the life cycle of a ladybug, with pages on the eggs, larva, pupa, and adult ladybug.
For the Teacher:
There are 2 ways to use this book!
Read it online using the interactive viewer on this page.
Print the PDF to make a short book for young readers. Make sure the pages are in the right order. Staple the pages together at the left of the page, then read the book, and optionally color the pages.
The information on the pages are:
- The female ladybug lays clusters of tiny eggs on leaves. The eggs hatch in 3-5 days.
- A ladybug larva hatches from an egg. It has 6 legs and a long body. It eats leaves, and it molts (sheds its skin) many times as it grows. This stage lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.
- After it grows enough, the larva attaches itself to a leaf and loses its old skin - it is then a pupa. This stage lasts for 5 to 7 days.
- The adult ladybug emerges from the pupa.