lla*dy*bug (lA'dE*bug"), n. any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects, but including several forms that feed on plants. Also called ladybeetle, lady beetle, ladybird beetle, ladybird.
How the Ladybug got its name:
During the Middle Ages, swarms of pests were destroying crops, so farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, for help. Soon after, ladybugs came and ate the bad pests and saved the crops. The farmers called these bugs, "Beetles of Our Lady" and they eventually became known as "ladybugs".
In many countries, ladybugs are considered to be good luck. Just like the four-leaf clover and the horseshoe, the
In many countries, ladybugs are considered to be good luck. Just like the four-leaf clover and the horseshoe, the ladybug is thought to bring good luck to people. I am sure that this is because of how the ladybugs are always saving crops from bad pests. So, to the farmers especially, ladybugs are definitely good luck!
Did you know that the Ladybug is the state insect for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, and Delaware?