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  • Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (Commonwealth English), ladybugs (North American English) or lady beetles (preferred by scientists). The word "lady" in the name is thought to allude to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic faith.
  • The word "lady" in the name is thought to refer to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic faith.In German they are Marienkaefer, which means Mary bugs.
  • Male "ladybugs" are called 'ladydudes', but can you tell the difference, so to not insult the ladybugs, all ladybugs are called their feminine name.
  • 8-28-2017 The name "ladybird" originated in Britain where the insects became known as "Our Lady's bird" or the Lady beetle. Mary (Our Lady) was often depicted wearing a red cloak in early paintings, and the spots of the seven-spot ladybird (the most common in Europe) were said to symbolise her seven joys and seven sorrows. ~ wikipedia.org

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