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Ladybug

Why are they called “ladybugs”? Who knows out there in cyberspace?

3 responses

  1. Ken Miebach

    Ladybugs get their name from the praise of a specific Lady. In Europe, many years ago (the Middle Ages), farmers were having their crops ruined by insects and pests. They prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. When lots of pretty red-and-black beetle arrived and ate the pests who were ruining their crops, the farmers called these hero-bugs “The Beetles of Our Lady.” Eventually, “Beetle of Our Lady” was shortened to Lady Beetle (a name still used in some places) or Lady Bug.

    March 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  2. I didn’t know until Ken posted this comment 🙂 Love this photograph, very colorful! Nice work.

    April 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    • Thank you for the kind words Janice. And I never knew about the ladybug name until Ken mentioned it too.

      April 7, 2011 at 9:56 pm

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