Part of Flight Week
The ladybird, like most beetles, have two sets of wings.
The front wings are called the Elytra. They don't move when a ladybird is flying. Then they have the long hind wings which unfold when a ladybird flies.
The wings flap quickly from front to back, at a speed of 85 times every second.
When the ladybird lands, the wings fold neatly back underneath the elytra.
Watch the video to see how it happens in slow motion!
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