How to Draw a Ladybug

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Ladybug in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

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 Ladybug.

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How to Draw a Ladybug - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a ladybug! Draw a circle, but before you close it, trace a straight line from one end to the other.

Step 2: Draw the wings by tracing a straight line down the middle of your circle, but at each end, trace two triangle shapes, the one at the bottom being bigger than the one at the top.

Step 3: Now, draw a semi-circle at the top of the body for the head, where you drew that straight line.

Step 4: At the top of the head, draw the ladybug's antennas. At the bottom of the head, draw the first pair of legs. At the top of the body, draw the second pair of legs, then third pair at the bottom of the body. Here's a tip: the legs and antennas kind of look like french fries!

Step 5: Next, draw the eyes. Trace two tiny circles at the top of the head and two bigger circles at each side of the head.

Step 6: Finish up by drawing the spots! You can draw two circles on either side of the bottom of the body, two in the middle, and two at the top. You can also draw one big spot right under the head! You have your ladybug!

Interesting Facts about Ladybugs

Ladybugs are members of the Coccinellidae family. Believe it or not, they are not actually bugs, they are beetles. There about 5,000 species of ladybugs. Some include the Mexican bean beetle, the 7-spotted ladybug, the squash beetle, and the convergent lady beetle.

Did you know?

  • In Europe, ladybugs are called ladybird beetles. Ladybugs are also known as lady beetles.
  • One ladybug could eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime.
  • Ladybugs help farmers by eating pests that are usually found eating the plants that farmers grow.
  • Most ladybugs have six legs and a dome-shaped hard body.
  • When ladybugs are threatened by predators, they sometimes play dead.
  • Ladybugs are eaten by birds, wasps, spiders, dragonflies, and other creatures.
  • In the winter, ladybugs hibernate inside rotting logs, under rocks, or inside houses.
  • Female ladybugs lay their eggs on the bottom side of leaves, and they could lay more than 1,000 eggs in their lifetime.
  • Ladybugs usually live on average to be two to three years old.

Ladybugs are considered to be good luck in many cultures around the world. The ladybug is the official state bug of five states including Delaware and Ohio.

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