The ladybugs scientifc name is (Coleoptera, meaning "sheath-winged:, and Coccinellidae, meaning "little red sphere.) Close to 400 species living in North America, and nearly 5,000 species worldwide.
Well your answer can easily be found by reading the Wikipedia entry for 'ladybug.' But since I'm feelin' helpful I'll just tell you what's what.
The name ladybird originated in the UK. It was originally called 'Our Lady's bird' or the 'Lady beetle.' Mary (the virgin Mary - aka "Our Lady") was sometimes drawn wearing a red cloak in the early religious paintings. Ladybugs are red. The spots of the ladybug (the most common ladybugs have seven spots) were said to symbolize Mary's seven joys and seven sorrows. In the U.S the term was adapted erroneously to just ladybug, even though it's not a true bug.
And there you have it. The ladybug, or ladybeetle, or ladybird.
by Evan Hutchinson7 years ago
Exactly as the title says.I'll start:Why did the cheese cross the road?
by Jeff Boettner5 years ago
If you had to be an insect, which one would it be and why?
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