Two things make your question tough to
answer. One is that there are many species of
beetle called ladybugs. How many? Maybe
6,000! That’s why scientists give each
species a scientific name. That name only
applies to one species
If you want to find a particular species,
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Another problem is that even within one
species, some ladybugs have different numbers of
chromosomes. This is a pretty odd thing.
Usually, chromosome number is the same for all
individuals in a species. The genus Chilocorus
includes some of the ladybugs, and there are at
least 4 species in this genus with different
numbers of chromosomes. These numbers are
around 20 pairs, but the more interesting
answer is that they vary.
Why do you think it’s important to have
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