The Hive Ladybug Expansion piece is used as an add-on for the Standard Hive game. It adds an additional twist to the game play and it makes it a little more interesting.
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.