Interesting Facts About
In 1999 four ladybirds were sent to space on a
NASA space shutttle to see if the ladybirds would prey on
aphids in a zero gravity environment. The experiment
successfully proved that in space or in zero gravity the
ladybird could and would eat the pests.
The name Lady Beetle has been used in England for over 600
years and was believed to be named after the "Virgin Mary".
In the 1800's ladybirds were used to treat measles and
There are six states in America that have the ladybird
(ladybug) as their state insect they are Delaware,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Tennessee.
It seems ladybirds are the most handled in the insect world
as people know they are harmless.