Have you ever looked down at your clothes or skin and seen an insect like this? Most people think of these little bugs as signs of good luck. Their bright red color, black spots and shiny shells make them many people's favorite bug. In fact, in many parts of the world, people think it is bad luck to kill them.
In the US, this bug is called a ladybug. In the UK and some other English-speaking countries, it's called a ladybird. Scientists have their own name for it: lady beetle. Ladybugs actually are beetles, although many people think of beetles as black and little bit ugly.
The next time a ladybug lands on you, make a wish. Then carefully blow the ladybug away. Do you think your wish will come true?
(Kayleen Hartman, Staff writer)
1. What are ladybugs called by scientists in England?
c. Lady beetles.
2. Ladybugs ...
a. are ugly.
b. are considered good luck by some people.
c. are all-black.
d. have red spots.