Or are they??
Ladybirds/bugs belong to the Coccinellidae family. They are smallish have have a very smooth, glossy look about them. The one below belongs to the Scutelleridae family and is part of the Shield Bug family. It is almost 4 times the size of the Ladybird/bug and as you can see, it is not smooth but has indentations. This one is a Ladybird Bug. LOL!! I know, I know....more confusion. :)