How to Draw a Harlequin Ladybird

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Harlequin Ladybird in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Harlequin Ladybird.

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How to Draw a Harlequin Ladybird - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To draw the head, draw two separate sections. Draw a small, oval for the first section, and then two curved lines for the body

Step 2: Add two circles for the eyes, and then a line bewteen the eyes for the mouth.

Step 3: Draw the rest of the body. Make another secion, a large circle, split down the middle.

Step 4: Draw the back legs by making small little sections that join together and go down.

Step 5: Draw the front legs, which are the same as the back legs.

Interesting Facts about the Harlequin Ladybird

Harlequin ladybird is a beautiful beetle that is red, orange with black spots or black with red spots. It is commonly and naturally found in Eastern Asia. They are 5.5-8.5mm long. Their population is controlled manually, by capturing them or by using insecticides.

Did you know?

  • Harlequin ladybird may have zero to 22 patches on them.
  • In the month of October, they enter homes to prepare for winters, which is why they are also called ‘Halloween lady beetle’.
  • In order to control populations of scale insects and aphids, harlequin ladybirds are imported to North America and Europe.
  • A number of stocks of wines have spoiled due to the contamination of grapes by harlequin beetles.
  • They can bite humans and release liquids that have bad smell and leave a stain when they are threatened or attacked by their predators.
  • It has the ability to even feed on other ladybirds.
  • Harlequin ladybirds are resistant to diseases that other ladybirds are sensitive to.
  • These ladybirds talk to each other by releasing specific pheromones.

Lesson plan note: Ladybirds are very easy to find in parks. Take children out to a park one day and let them see a ladybird and adore its beauty!