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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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