Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colorful, spotted appearance and so are we! But we also love the story of ladybugs.
There are different versions of how these small beetles came to be known as ladybugs, but one of the most popular versions is that during the Middle Ages in Europe, the crops were being taken over by insects and dying. People were beginning to starve so the farmers decided to pray to the Virgin Mary to help them with their insect problem.
The farmers were a little bit upset when even more insects showed up, little red beetles with black spots on them, because they thought that these new insects were going to eat the crops, too. But the beetles that came actually ate the bugs that were eating the crops, and so the beetles became known as the beetles of Our Lady, eventually shortened to simply ladybug.
Please welcome our new bright and whimsical collection of ladybugs! 5"x7" inch hoops.