I'd really like to know where the name came from, does anyone know? If you do please pass it on. In Houston, and Katy TX were I live we buy cartons of this wonderful little bugs every year. They are perfect to let loose in your garden, landscaping, and just around the grass. They eat the bad bugs that eat you plants & flowers, so they do a really good job for us and are cute at the same time. The up-close with just the Lady Bug was taken at night on my patio furniture (it's white). You should water the area you are going to release them in, and release them at dusk to increase your chances of having them hang out at your place rather than going to the neighbors yard to eat their pesky bugs. The other was during the day waling, still can't believe I saw it....these little ladies are small! GO GREEN with Lady Bugs...good bugs for your gardens.
Tomorrow I'll show you another great shot of a friendly "GOOD" bug you need in your garden...it's not as cute as these prettlyprettly little lady bugs!
Photos property of Liz Carter
Oh by the way don't forget me if you have moreingmoreing to the Katy, Houston TX area. I promise to take very special care of them! www.lizcarter.com