|Introduced||May 23, 2017|
|Rare Gem type||Limited|
When the player begins a game with Glitterbug activated, a special board configuration will appear. The starting layout includes a random number of unique red gems that resemble ladybird beetles. Upon clearing a ladybug from the grid, it will explode, destroying itself plus the four surrounding gems in the cardinal directions. It will also change the colors of the four surrounding gems in both diagonal directions to red; this effect turns Flame Gems into ladybugs and does not affect Hypercubes. The base value for clearing a lady beetle is 3,100 points. While Glitterbug is active, Flame Gems created using red gems will become ladybugs instead, and lady beetles will replace random red gems throughout the game except during the Last Hurrah and optional Encore.
After the Last Hurrah (or Encore if the player accepted Feathered Fury's offer), a Coin bonus will occur in which nine ladybug icons appear in a 3×3 arrangement. When the player selects an icon, it will reveal a Coin present that will then be added to the player's Coin balance. The other icons will unveil, but not award, their prizes as well. The Coin payouts the bonus offers are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 15,000, 25,000, 40,000, 60,000, 100,000, and 250,000.
- The name of this Rare Gem is a pun on jitterbug or litterbug.