The main question that comes up, when speaking about the history of Ladybugs, is how they got their name......In the middle ages, farmers were having great difficulty controlling the pests that kept plaguing their crops, mainly aphids and other such plant chewing critters. In an attempt to fix this problem, the resorted to praying to the virgin mother Mary, to help them with this terrible problem. Shortly after, their prayers were seemingly answered, with the arrival of these new beetles. From then on, these bugs became know as "beetles of Our Lady". Over time, this name has become Ladybug, Ladybird, Lady Beetle, Ladybug Beetle etc. So as you can see, throughout history, Ladybugs have been viewed as a gift from heaven!!