OMG I did not know I was making them bleed from the knees when I played with them as a kid!!! I feel terrible!! From The Internet:
LADYBUGS BLEED FROM THEIR KNEES WHEN THREATENED. A ladybug's hemolymph is both toxic and rank. Startle a ladybug, and the foul-smelling fluid will seep from its leg joints, leaving yellow stains on the surface below. Potential predators may be deterred by the vile mix of alkaloids, and equally repulsed by the sight of a seemingly sickly beetle. Ladybug larvae can ooze alkaloids from their abdomens.
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