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Lady Bug ~ Macro Monday

Curious about how lady bugs got their name? I was, so I researched and this is what I found.

In Europe, during the Middle Ages, insects were destroying the crops, so the Catholic farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon the Ladybugs came, ate the plant destroying pests and saved the crops.

The farmers began calling the ladybugs “The Beetles of Our Lady”, and they eventually became known as “Lady Beetles”! The red wings represented the Virgin’s cloak and the black spots represented her joys and sorrows. They didn’t differentiate between males and females.

I suppose this is a true story. If so, now you know the rest of the story. 

©CarolDM

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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  1. and the black spots represented… black spots? there isn’t a good analogy for them but somebody is bound to bolt a bad one onto it. remember the really slow kids who stubbornly kept trying to shove the wrong peg into the hole it wouldn’t fit? they grow up to force clumsy metaphors on things that don’t need them…

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