European Ladybug Legend


According to European legend, in the middle ages the crops were being destroyed by aphids so the farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary to send help. The next thing you know, little red bugs with black spots show up, eat the aphids and save the crops. The farmers called them “Our Lady’s Beetles” …and then later simply called them “ladybugs”.

One Comment on “European Ladybug Legend

  1. Neat factoid! . . and even neater artwork! Thanks for both!

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