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kokohin1's avatar - yocco
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Posted: October 16, 2011, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

Hi

I came out this morning to sit on my front porch and there were hundreds of ladybugs all over the porch.

Is that a sign for something? Please help!?

 

Thank you

"Blue AngelMy Destiny is filled with endless possibilities"

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    Posted: October 16, 2011, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

    Hi

    I came out this morning to sit on my front porch and there were hundreds of ladybugs all over the porch.

    Is that a sign for something? Please help!?

     

    Thank you

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      kokohin1's avatar - yocco
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      Posted: October 16, 2011, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

      Thank you!

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        Posted: October 16, 2011, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

        Hi

        I came out this morning to sit on my front porch and there were hundreds of ladybugs all over the porch.

        Is that a sign for something? Please help!?

         

        Thank you

        They usually start swarming this time of year. There are different varieties. I've heard that some are beneficial and some aren't and some actually bite. I don't know if any of that is true but I do know that if they can find a way into your house, you will have them everywhere (dead, usually).

        We haven't seen them yet here.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: October 16, 2011, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

          They are good luck bugs! 

          May your good luck be multiplied hundreds of times, over and over again! Lep

           

          Ladybug Lore


          Their scientific names (Coleoptera, meaning "sheath-winged", and Coccinellidae, meaning "little red sphere") can be quite a mouthful, but by whatever name you call them, Ladybugs are well-known and well-loved all over the Earth.  Nearly 400 species of Ladybug live in North America, and there are nearly 5,000 species worldwide.  Also commonly known as the Lady Beetle or Ladybird Beetle, the name of these insects reflects the global admiration of mankind.  None are much larger than a pencil-eraser (some are even smaller) and they come in a wide variety of colors, including red, orange, pink, yellow and black.  They can have as many as 20 spots.....or no spots at all.  They're also one of the few insects who hibernate during the winter months (called "over-wintering"), emerging in the spring to lay their eggs. 

          In the 1880s, California Citrus Growers were forced to put the Ladybug's legendary appetite to a crucial test: A destructive scale insect (imported from Australia) was killing large groves of lemon and orange trees. The orchard owners released thousands of Australian Ladybugs with the hopes that they would gain the upper hand. Within 2 years (and $1,500 worth of Ladybugs) the scale insect infestation was conquered and the trees began to bear fruit again.  The Ladybugs had singlehandedly saved an entire industry (worth half a billion dollars today).  Since then, numerous species of Ladybugs have been "employed" around the world to help control and conquer outbreaks of crop-destroying pests.  The Hippodamia Convergens (so-named due to the 2 converging white dashes on the black thorax portion of the beetle's body, just above the wing cases) is undoubtedly the "aphid-eating champ" of all the Ladybug species.  For this reason, many orchard owners, plant nurseries, and farmers have used them for pest control since 1910.  During certain months of the year, you can even purchase containers of these Ladybugs at your local garden centers (or online) for use in your own backyard.  Of course, not all of them will stick close to home, but the ones that do will vigilantly remain on patrol for pests, and they take no prisoners! 

          Female Ladybugs produce clusters of 20-50 yellow-orange oval-shaped eggs in the early spring -- you can usually find them stuck to the undersides of leaves.  The average female will lay anywhere from 300 to 1000 eggs during her lifetime.  The eggs hatch primarily in March and April, depending on the temperature.  Ladybug Larvae are actually larger than their parents, and they look very much like miniature blue-black alligators!  In fact, some well-meaning gardeners will actually exterminate them because they don't recognize them as Ladybug offspring.   The Larvae are ravenous and immediately begin gorging on aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, and other soft-bodied pests.  One Larvae can consume as many as 400 aphids during the 3-week period before it enters the Pupae stage and turns into an adult.   

          Ladybugs are a bit clumsy, though efficient enough, fliers. Their transparent sheath-wings (hidden from view under the outer wing cases, until they take to the air) flutter at a rate of 85 beats per second.  Their bright colors serve as a warning sign to birds and other potential predators that they DON'T TASTE GOOD.  If attacked by a predator, Ladybugs ooze a yellow, foul-smelling liquid (actually their blood) from their leg joints, which is usually all it takes to convince their attacker not to continue snacking on them! 

          Finally, after consuming aphids all summer-long, the air starts to turn brisk, and the Ladybugs begin to seek shelter for the winter. They cluster together by the thousands (for warmth, it's presumed) under dead leaves, inside hollow logs, and even high up in the eaves of our houses.  For still unknown reasons, they tend to prefer light-colored structures with a prominent southern exposure.  There they will remain - in hibernation - until the warmer temperatures return, indicating that Spring has come and the aphid population has been replenished.  The Ladybugs will then devote themselves to several days of eating and frenzied mating, the females sometimes feeding and breeding at the same time!  Our beautiful, brightly-colored beetles will die soon thereafter......but before they do, new clusters of yellow-orange eggs will be laid and the life cycle begins anew, much to the delight of farmers and Ladybug Lovers everywhere.  :-)

                                 

          "Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home....your house is on fire, and your children will burn.  Except
          little Nan, who sits in a pan, weaving gold laces as fast as she can!"


          Undoubtedly, you're familiar with this well-known children's rhyme, but do you know how it originated? In Medieval England, the farmers would set torches to the old Hop vines after the harvest, to clear the fields for the next planting. The poem was a warning to the aphid-eating Ladybugs, still crawling on the vines in search of aphids.  The Ladybugs' children (larvae) could get away from the flames, but the immobile pupae (Nan) remained fastened to the plants (laces) and couldn't escape.  Kinda morbid, huh?

          "LADYBUG" IN OTHER LANGUAGES:

          "Glückskäfer" -- Austria
          "Slunécko" - Czechoslovakia 
          "Mariehøne" -- Denmark 
          "LadyBird" -- England
          "Leppäkerttu" -- Finland 
          "Coccinelle" -- France 
          "Marienkafer" -- Germany 
          "Paskalitsa" -- Greece 
          "Parat Moshe Rabenu" -- Hebrew
          "Lieveheersbeestje" -- Holland 
          "Katicabogár" -- Hungary 
          "Coccinella" -- Italy 
          "Tentou Mushi" -- Japan 
          "Da'asouqah" -- Jordan 
          "Mudangbule" -- Korea 
          "Mara" -- Latvia 
          "Kumbang" -- Malaysia 
          "Mariehøne" -- Norway
          "Biedronka" -- Poland 
          "Joaninha" -- Portugal 
          "Buburuzã" -- Romania 
          "Bosya Kopovka" -- Russia 
          "Pikapolonica" -- Slovania 
          "Mariquita" -- Spain 
          "Nykelpiga" -- Sweden 
          "Ugurböcegi" -- Turkey 
          "Ladybug" -- United States 
          "Ilsikazana Esincane" -- Zulu

           

          HOW THE LADYBUG GOT ITS NAME:

          Legends vary about how the Ladybug came to be named, but the most common (and enduring) is this:   In Europe, during the Middle Ages, swarms of insects were destroying the crops.  The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help.  Soon thereafter the Ladybugs came, devouring the plant-destroying pests and saving the crops!  The farmers called these beautiful insects "The Beetles of Our Lady", and - over time - they eventually became popularly known as "Lady Beetles".  The red wings were said to represent the Virgin's cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her sorrows.

          LADYBUG LEGENDS:

              Nearly ALL cultures believe that a Ladybug is lucky. 
                 Killing one is said to bring sadness and misfortune.

              In France, if a Ladybug landed on you, whatever ailment
                 you had would fly away with the Ladybug.

              If a Ladybug is held in the hand while making a wish, 
                 the direction that it flies away to shows where
                 your luck will come from. 

              If the spots on the wings of a Ladybug are more than seven,
                 it's a sign of coming famine.  If less than seven, it means 
                 you will have a good harvest.

              In Belgium, people believed that if a Ladybug crawled across 
                 a young girl's hand, she would be married within a year.

              People in Switzerland told their young children 
                 that they were brought to them, as babies, by Ladybugs.
                 (...and we thought Storks did that)!

              In some Asian cultures, it is believed that the Ladybug understands
                 human language, and has been blessed by God, Himself.

              In Brussels, the black spots on the back of a Ladybug indicate to the
                 person holding it how many children he/she will have.

              According to a Norse legend, the Ladybug came to earth 
               riding on a bolt of lightning.

             
                 The Victorians in Britain believed that if a Ladybug alighted on your
                 hand, you would be receiving new gloves.....if it landed on your head,
                 a new hat would be in your future, and so on.

              In the 1800's, some doctors used Ladybugs to treat measles!  They
                 also believed that if you mashed ladybugs (ewww!) and put them
                 into a cavity, the insects would stop a toothache!

              During the Pioneer days, if a family found a Ladybug in their log cabin
                 during the winter, it was considered a "Good Omen".

              In the Spring, if numerous Ladybugs are seen flying around,
                 British farmers say it forecasts many bountiful crops.

              Many Bretons believe that the arrival of Ladybugs will bring fair weather.

              Folklore suggests if you catch a Ladybug in your home, count the number
                 of spots and that's how many dollars you'll soon find.

              In Norway, if a man and a woman spot a Ladybug at the same time,
                 there will be a romance between them.

          ...

          What ever name you know them by,
                        Ladybugs are truly well-known AND well-loved,
                    all around the Globe!

          Thanks ~ Taryn Campbell

          ~~~

          Pick 3

          Method 1:  3-1-8
          Method 2:  8-6-8
          Method 3:  1-5-9
          Method 4:  4-2-7
          Method 5:  9-5-9
          Method 6:  6-5-2 

          Play 4

          Method 1:  2-7-1-3
          Method 2:  5-1-0-8
          Method 3:  3-0-2-6
          Method 4:  6-0-9-6
          Method 5:  9-5-2-7
          Method 6:  6-3-1-8

          Quinto

          Method 1:  3-0-5-9-0
          Method 2:  4-9-7-2-2
          Method 3:  7-1-7-0-7
          Method 4:  4-1-2-0-7
          Method 5:  6-2-0-4-4
          Method 6:  4-1-7-3-2

             

          Why are Ladybugs Lucky?

           

          Many cultures view ladybugs as lucky, and a great deal of superstition surrounds these small and stylishly outfitted insects. As often happens with superstition, it is actually a bit difficult to determine why ladybugs came to be viewed as lucky. One interesting thing about ladybug superstitions is that these superstitions are so universal: usually, superstitions about living things are quite varied, with different cultures attaching different meanings to everything ranging from black cats to mirrors.

          The most likely explanation for the general view that ladybugs are lucky is their dietary habits. Ladybugs eat harmful crop pests, so the appearance of ladybugs would have been welcomed by farmers and gardeners. In agricultural societies, it would have made sense to venerate a beneficial insect, encouraging people to leave ladybugs alone so that they could consume pests such as aphids. The appearance of a ladybug would also have been viewed as a blessing, which explains the positive associations with ladybugs in many cultures. One of the most common superstitions about ladybugs is the idea that killing a ladybug will bring down bad luck. This would support the idea that ladybug superstitions evolved as a form of protection for the ladybug population, ensuring that the insects could travel unmolested. Many cultures also link the sight of a ladybug with future luck in love, good weather, a financial windfall, or the granting of wishes. Having a ladybug land on you is supposedly to be particularly lucky in some cultures, and some people believe that when a ladybug lands on an object, that object will be replaced by a new and improved version.

          In some Christian societies, especially in Europe, the ladybug is linked with the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady to devout Catholics. According to legend, the spots on the ladybug's back symbolize the Seven Sorrows of Mary, and ladybugs were sent by the Virgin to protect crops. This explains the origins of the name “ladybug.” Ladybugs are also known as “lady beetles,” or “ladybirds,” other references to the Virgin. Many other animals and plants are associated with the Virgin Mary, so she must be a busy lady!

          The well-known children's rhyme which begins “ladybug, ladybug, fly away home, your house is on fire and your children are alone” is said to have evolved from the practice of burning crops at the end of the season. Supposedly, farmers would sing to warn the ladybugs to fly away, leaving harmful insect pests behind to be burned in the flames.

          Some extra lucky numbers  Big Grin Angel

          Pick 3

          Method 1:  8-1-1
          Method 2:  4-4-3
          Method 3:  3-4-9
          Method 4:  0-9-3
          Method 5:  6-4-4
          Method 6:  0-1-6

          Play 4

          Method 1:  4-2-4-2
          Method 2:  7-8-1-1
          Method 3:  1-8-6-5
          Method 4:  6-7-2-8
          Method 5:  2-9-4-2
          Method 6:  7-1-0-4

          Quinto

          Method 1:  0-3-4-0-0
          Method 2:  3-5-7-9-5
          Method 3:  3-1-9-8-8
          Method 4:  7-2-0-8-2
          Method 5:  8-1-6-2-5
          Method 6:  2-1-5-5-6

            

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            Bugs 105 5010 5011    105 thur 109 same with the P. 4

            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/233413    Sun Smiley Popular numbers

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            Use Mirror #'s Use prs. with your  Key* numbers the most Vivid thing in your dream go up or down on #'s.  Flip  6=9 `9=6  Bullseyes  0 or 1 for Pick 4 and the P. 5  Play the other part of doubles.  Do the Whole nine yards for a P. 4* P. 5*  or 0 thur 9  for P. 4  P. 5 from my dreams or hunches good Luck.. Write your Dreams down Play for 3 days.  Good Luck All.

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              Ladybugs bring powerful messages.  The Ladybug's life cycle is short. They are there to teach us to release worries and enjoy our lives to the full. Let the great spirit to enter into our lives. They were at your porch to greet you. How fun!! Love laugh live!!

              Love.. single digit 9...972

              Laugh...Single digit 7 ...493

              Live...single digit 6...669

              100....number 176,101

              Wear cute pajamas to bed...because you never know who you will meet in your dreams.

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                Posted: October 16, 2011, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                Hi

                I came out this morning to sit on my front porch and there were hundreds of ladybugs all over the porch.

                Is that a sign for something? Please help!?

                 

                Thank you

                Ladybugs 060  3055

                 

                Good luck!

                Ydye

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                  Ladybugs-060

                  Sugar is sweet, just like candy!

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                    I had one of these beetles crawling around on my arm, and I think it bit me. Do they all bite?
                    Some bite, most do not. Sometimes the Asian lady beetles bite skin, but often this stinging sensation is actually caused by small spurs on the beetle's legs pricking skin as they move and evaluate whether or not the skin is a food source. The beetle does not carry disease nor does it have any toxin associated with its mouthparts. In most cases, the pain is short lived. If the bite concerns you, apply antiseptic to the site.

                    I heard that if you crush one of these beetles or have enough of them inside your home they give off an unpleasant odor. Is that true?
                    When multi-colored Asian lady beetles are agitated they give off a yellowish fluid that has a faint, foul odor. This is a defensive reaction to ward off predators. It is called "reflex bleeding." The liquid is exuded from its legs and it can stain.

                    Could I be allergic to the multi-colored Asian lady beetle?
                    Yes, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to the multi-colored Asian lady beetle. Prolonged exposure to infestations has been reported to cause allergic reactions in some humans (Yarbrough et al 1999, mangnan et al. 2002). Patients have described itchy nose and eyes, sneezing, upper respiratory symptoms, and severe, persistant asthma.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

                     

                     

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                      Thank you everyone! Good Luck and Many Blessings!

                      "Blue AngelMy Destiny is filled with endless possibilities"

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