Watch Ladybugs Take Off in Slow Motion

Rebecca OConnell
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Have you ever noticed how ladybug wings are a lot bigger than the little red shells they hide under? The insects actually have a pretty interesting way of keeping those appendages folded up. Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists filmed a ladybug up close to illustrate what the insect's preflight prep looks like. Check out his footage in the video below:

[h/t: Sploid]