Sunday

Attack of the Killer Ladybugs

Ok. They didn't attack, but there was an insane amount of ladybugs on the beach during our walk a while back. Every piece of driftwood looked like this. Not to mention the hundreds just chillin' on the sand. This was the first time in my life that I was actually creeped out by ladybugs.

11 comments:

Fleecy said...

Wow! That is a lot of ladybugs. Weird seeing this since I have been thinking about ladybugs. My grandparents' house had something of a ladybug infestation one year in their dining room... it was weird :)

My name is Erin. said...

We have had a lot of ladybugs in our house, too. Not like this thankfully, but a lot. It's weird.

Fleecy said...

That is weird. I never hear much about people being infested with ladybugs, it's usually other things... things that are worse to be infested with, at that. I wonder how common ladybug infestions are. Maybe nobody complains about them much because they're not nearly as bad as the other things.

Sarah said...

Very strange, but very pretty. I love ladybirds.
Nice pic.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Great capture!

The Meredith Family said...

that is kind of creepy. You should put them in your yard though. People pay good money for ladybugs here. Use them to keep away the afids. I would like you to ship them to me please!!!My roses and trees would like them.

My name is Erin. said...

That's a good point, Sharah! We should have been gathering them to sell. :)

Jess said...

wooooaaa!!! what on earth??? I've never seen that many ladybugs together at one time!! crazy...why were they all gathered i wonder??

My name is Erin. said...

I guess Michigan had a bit of an infestation this last year. Each of our window sills has at least 10 dead ladybugs in it. Crazy, huh?! Thank goodness they don't swarm humans.

John's Arts & Crafts said...

You have found a natural landing site of the Ladybeetle. Some people would call this red gold! Ladybugs can fly but are at mercy to the winds and Jet streams every year they migate to the mountain stay for the winter and come back spring. New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug:
http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/

My name is Erin. said...

Wow! Good to know! Thanks, John!