photo by V. Carder
I have nicknamed my house 'Ladybug Landing".
In October we were struck with swarms of ladybugs at the southern side of our house. Of course, I loved it!
So I went over to NatGeo's website, where I found some great information. Here is the link:
I didn't realize there are more than 5,000 different types of ladybugs. If you don't already know, they are a great asset to all gardeners because they eat aphids and other undesirable insects.
The ladybug serves as a symbol for good luck. There is a legend dating back to the Middle Ages that there were famines due to insect damage. The farmers prayed for relief and a large number of ladybugs descended upon the land.
Anyway, every time the outdoor temperature is in the mid-40's I have ladybugs inside my house. There are only a few at a time, but it presents me with a dilemma. If I put them outside they will die from the winter weather. I just can't kill them. So, I pretend they aren't there. Ignorance is bliss, right?