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By Kim Harris
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Students at Discovery Isle Preschool celebrate Earth Day with ladybugs release


Last updated 4/19/2019 at 11:10pm

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Discovery Isle Preschool students in Temecula investigate ladybugs and release 5,000 of the insects in celebration of Earth Day, April 9.

Students at Discovery Isle Preschool Students celebrated Earth Day with their annual ladybug release, April 9.

The group released 5,000 ladybugs in the schoolyard to help local vegetation thrive.

According to National Geographic, ladybugs are voracious eaters consuming plant eating insects such as aphids, which helps to protect plant life.

"Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed," according to National Geographic.

The students, who learned that ladybugs serve as a natural pesti...

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