The Ladybug was first introduced to the iPhone version of Hive in 2010. It is included in the "Carbon" and "Pocket" versions of Hive, and has been released as an expansion for the original Bakelite edition of the Hive base game.
The Ladybug is a versatile Hive bug. It moves up over other pieces and down into unoccupied spaces. It can change direction when moving, so it can get to positions that other pieces cannot quickly reach. The Ladybug is sometimes referred to as the Knight of Hive.
The expansion consists of two game pieces (one each for the black and for the white player), to be used in addition to the pieces of the base game.