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How the ladybug got its name 0

Posted on June 03, 2010 by Paige

Everyone loves a ladybug – they’re such little cuties.  If all “bugs” were as cute as this there’d probably be a lot fewer pesticides around.

Ladybugs apparently got their name in the middle ages. Crops were being consumed by aphids and people prayed to the Virgin Mary (Our Lady) to save the crops and presto! along came the ladybugs to gobble up the nasty sapsuckers. Thus ladybugs were originally given the name Our Lady’s bird. From this you get ladybird beetle and ladybug. Read the rest of this entry →

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