Friday, September 13, 2013

Why do we call them ladybugs?

Why do we call them Ladybugs?  One story says that in the middle ages a large amount of bad insects were destroying valuable crops. Farmers were devastated and begin to pray to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon after prayers were said they witnessed hero bugs (Ladybugs) appear on their farms and began to  eat the harmful insects. The Ladybugs destroyed the harmful insects and saved crops. The farmers began to call the insects "The Beetle of Our Lady". As time went by the name stuck as Ladybugs.  The tale  further explains that the red wings represent the Virgin's cloak and the black spots are symbolic of both Virgin's Mary's joys and her sorrows.
Lucky Ladybug for you.
May you have many ladybugs in your garden today. Have a great Friday!
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