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A picture tour of Longridge - in the county of Lancashire
Ladybirds
Ladybirds - by Sue Bristo ©
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Photographer: © Sue Bristo (Gallery)(8th November 2009)
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Ladybirds

Coccinellidae ... is a family of beetles known as Ladybirds - they will hibernate in large groups in sites which are used year after year. The name ladybird comes from the Middle Ages when the colourful insects were known as the "beetle of Our Lady", they were named after the Virgin Mary because in early religious paintings she was often shown wearing a red cloak, the seven-spots symbolise seven joys and seven sorrows.
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Camera Make: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ7
Aperture: f 4, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/30 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: October 29, 2009, 4:01 pm
ImageID:1102041, Image size: 3087 x 2291 pixels

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Comment by Ruth Gregory(8th November 2009)

Very cool picture, Sue. And thanks for the history - I'd never heard that. We call them ladybugs over here.

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Comment by JauntyJane(9th November 2009)

What a lovely little family. I agree with Ruth - nice to have so much information provided.

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Comment by Sue H(9th November 2009)

Oh Sue, this is wonderful! All those little lady birds squshing together. It's lovely!

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