The Kid Should See This

Slow-motion ladybugs look like they can’t fly before they do

Slow-motion ladybugs! Watch the incredible process of ladybugs unfolding their wings out from under their spotted elytra, the spotted protective wing-cases that they’re known for. This video was recorded in slow-motion (3000 frames per second) by Rainer Bergomaz of PCO Imaging.

1392907749785631665
From the archives: a ladybug swarm + more slow motion.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Honey Bees Drinking Water in Slow Motion

Rion Nakaya

Hornet flights in slow-motion

Rion Nakaya

Ladybug swarm and how they reveal their wings to fly

Rion Nakaya

A ladybug life cycle time lapse

Rion Nakaya

Somersaulting fly captured in award-winning slow motion video

Rion Nakaya

Jewel bugs and beetles take off in slow motion

Rion Nakaya

Hawk moths and The Art of Staying Stable

Rion Nakaya

A simple way to tell insects apart: Look at their mouthparts

Rion Nakaya

Epic Catapulting Locust In Slow Motion

Rion Nakaya

Get smart curated videos delivered every week.    
Subscribe