10 Mar 2010

Ladybug

The wooden bookmark with a ladybug from Malaysia.



Ladybugs are small insects, belonging to the family of beetles. It is said that the name ‘Ladybug’ was kept after Mother Mary, also associated as ‘Our Lady’.

While eating, ladybugs chew from side to side and not up and down like humans.
Ladybugs produce a chemical substance that smells and tastes horrible. It prevents them from predators and birds.
The spots on the body of the ladybug fade, as it gets older.
In winters, ladybugs do not eat and survive on their stored fat.
In many countries, like Iran and Switzerland, ladybugs are considered auspicious and symbols of good luck.
Ladybugs are found in many colors. Some have spots, while some do not.
Ladybugs even use their feet to smell.

2 comments:

kriapst said...

this very cute, when I am looking I want to smile :)))

Vaida said...

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

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