Friday, October 25, 2013

More Cool Ladybug Facts - and Ladybug Shop Info

Cool Ladybug Facts
The “lady” in ladybug refers to the Virgin Mary.
Legend has it that crops in Europe during the Middle Ages ere plagued by pests, so the farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady, the Virgin Mary. Soon the farmers started seeing ladybugs in their fields, and the crops were miraculously saved from the pests. They associated their good fortune with the black and red beetles, and so began calling them ladybug beetles. In Germany, these insects go by the name Marienkafer, which means Mary beetles.
Ladybug bleed from their knees when threatened.
A ladybug’s hemolymph is both toxic and rank. Startle a ladybug, and the foul-smelling fluid will seep from its leg joints, leaving yellow stains on the surface below. Potential predators may be deterred by the vile mix of alkaloids, and equally repulsed by the sight of a seemingly sickly beetle. Ladybug larvae can ooze from their abdomens.
To business –
We’re continuing to mark down product and product lines throughout the online store. Many items have been discontinued or we just have too many. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we’re passing a savings along to our customers. Most items are marked to 50 – 60 -70% off – some as low as COST. We have placed these items in the “Special Sale” section on our website ( you can also find many items in the “Items $5 or less” category. Between now and Christmas we hope to clear these items from our website and bring in new and exciting Ladybug – Turtle and Frog merchandise. So keep and eye out for additional sales and percentages off.
We’ve had some customers call us with problems using our website – if you are trying to place an order and seem to be having difficulties – please call us at 302.422.5470 and we’ll take your order over the phone. Also – we can’t have our website company fix the problem if we don’t know what it is. So your comments would be very helpful. Thank you in advance.
As Thanksgiving and Black Friday are approaching we’re doing our best to get ready for the Christmas shopping season. The best thing we can tell you all is to BREATHE – be joyous and merry !!! =)
Have a GREAT day and be lucky – and thanks for catching the bug !
Christopher and David
As always if you mention this blog in the notes section of your order we’ll give you an additional 10% off your order. And at this time of year – every little bit helps.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How do they fly ?

How Do Ladybug's Fly?

We all know, or most of us know, that their wings are hidden. The ladybug's hard protective colored shell, called the elytra, is actually a set of modified forewings. To fly, the ladybug opens up the elytra and unfurls a second set of delicate wings - the alae.

Wing motion - the alae move rapidly in a complex stroking motion, flapping perhaps 100 strokes or more per second. Each wing can move up and down, forward and backward. The wings are about four time as big as the ladybug itself. Ladybugs will not fly when it is below 55 degrees fahrenheit. they will, however, fly great distances to find safe places to spend the winter, preferring higher elevations.

Cool Fact Number One -

Ladybugs aren't really bugs at all; they're beetles.

Entomologically speaking, the term bugs applies to insects of the order Hemiptera. Ladybugs belong to the order Coleoptera, or beetles. Eurpeans have called these dome-backed beeles by the name ladybirds, or ladybird beetles, for more than 500 years. In America, the name ladybird was replaced with ladybug. Scientists usually prefer the common name lady beetle.

Store News -

As of late we have been going through all of the stock that has been hanging out for a while and marking it down, some as low as cost. We have discontinued many items and look to our vendors to offer new and exciting items to share with you our customers. To help us clear out some of our stock we are offer all of our blog followers 20% off any item in the "Special Sale" tab of our website - - YOU MUST MENTION THIS BLOG to get the discount. As you know - discounts will be taken in the store at the time of sale.  So take advantage of the deals and stock up on Christmas presents now while supplies last.

This offer will last until midnight Oct 12, 2013 pst.

Thanks for stopping by and catching the bug !

Christopher and David

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ladybug Fun Facts and Deals !

Hello Ladybug Lovers -

In the next few weeks we plan to offer you some interesting information about Ladybug's as well as some general information about our online line Ladybug Shop store. We hope that you find it entertaining - or at least informative. =)

We found an article that starts 10 Cool Facts about Ladybugs - Here is fact number one.

The Common Ladybug -

Typically reddish-orange, with black and white accents, the most common of our native ladybugs in Delaware is the C-9, named because of the nine spots on its back. The seven-spotted bug, introduced in the 1950's, is a non-native. It is nicknamed the C-7 for its seven spots. Both of these species are well known in Delaware as natural pest controllers. The larvae and adults feed on aphids. Ladybugs are capable of consuming up to 50 to 60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects including mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites and vaiours types of soft-bodied insects. They are harmless to plants and humans. According to the National Geographic, the Coccinellidae (ladybug family) has about 5,000 different species. They are found almost everywhere in the world.

From the Store -

In the store we are trying to cut down on few of our vendors and the number of products we carry. Therefore we have placed many items in the "Special Sale" section of our website. Basically we're doing this because a great many items have been discontinued from the vendor or have been in the store for an extended period of time. We're hoping to lower this stock so that we can bring in some new products and product lines.

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Lastly - If you mention this blog on your next order we'll give you 20% off your entire order - this does not include items that are already on sale - or - shipping - but does include the "Special Sale" section. Discounts will be taken in the shop at the time of sale.

Thank you for catching the bug - We hope to hear from you soon !

Be lucky,

Christopher and David

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