Do you ever sing this rhyme to a ladybird?
“Ladybird, Ladybird, fly away home,
Your house is on fire and your children are all alone.”
Heartbreaking, what a tragedy!
Interesting how this particular beetle is always associated with being female. Is it because she’s so pretty? Is that the one thing that people all over the world associate with females?
I just read that the Ladybug is most likely named after the Virgin Mary (Our Lady), with other European names referencing norse fertility goddesses. So this bug is not only female, but always a mother too.
No wonder everyone loves a lovely ladybug!
Shame about what happened to her children.