What Do You Call A Male Ladybug?



I adore ladybugs.

I think they’re the most precious and sweetest-looking little beetle.

Cute! Cute! Cute!

To me, a ladybug always looks so happy and joyful as they fly around; filling the atmosphere with their vibrant and festive polka dotted wings. And their happiness and joy is contagious. Admit it, what do you do when you first see a ladybug? You SMILE.

And I find it the most magical experience to have a ladybug gently land on me. I somehow feel blessed, as if a celestial being has visited me because (and I know this sounds odd but), the experience feels almost spiritual.

Earlier this week I was thinking about ladybugs, and wondering….

“What do you call a male ladybug?”

Well, I did some research online and discovered a bumper crop of information because apparently I’m not the only one who has wondered this.

Here are some humorous answers I found on a ladybug forum, in which people gave their opinions…
*Laddiebug

*Manlybug

*Hermaphrobug

*Mr. Ladybug

*Dragqueenbug - (this is my personal favorite, because if they’re a male ladybug who does a drag act, then they’re already dressed for the part)

*Shemalebug

*Tranvestibug

*A crossdresser

And after doing more research I discovered that whether it’s female or male, a ladybug is called a LADYBUG (or Ladybird).

The males are slightly smaller than the females but, other than that…they look very similar.

So I thought to myself, the next time I see a bunch of ladybugs in the park, how will I ever differentiate between the females and males?

Oh wait, on second thought, I’ll know how….


Wishing a ladybug lands on you this weekend everyone!
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54 comments

  1. I love your enquiring mind, Ron. I prefer to call them ladybirds rather than ladybugs but I had to smile at the variations in name.... especially Mr Ladybug and Dragqueenbug. Yes, I know it is supposed to be lucky for a ladybird to land on a human. When I was a kid I used to try all ways to get one to come on my hand. Heehee I've always thought I was lucky in life, maybe that's why. May your weekend be blessed with good luck and happiness.

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  2. Oh I so agree with you about ladybirds! They are such beautiful creatures and I do always smile when I see one. I like the name 'Laddiebug/bird' for a male - it seems appropriate somehow. :)

    Have a great weekend Ron. xx

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  3. whenpigsflyAugust 17, 2012

    Too funny! That's one of those things that I hadn't thought about before. I do love ladybugs. They seem like happy little creatures. I am partial to polka dots.

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  4. Gooood morning Valerie~

    Yes, in England I read that they prefer calling them Ladybird, which I think is a faaaaabulous name!

    HAHAHAHAHAHHA! Wasn't Dragqueenbug HILARIOUS???

    "When I was a kid I used to try all ways to get one to come on my hand. Heehee I've always thought I was lucky in life, maybe that's why."

    Meeeeeeeee too!!!!! I read that it's a sign of good luck to have one land on you, so perhaps that IS why you are lucky in life!!!! It's such a magical feeling to have one land on you, isn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a blessed weekend!

    X

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  5. Good morning Pearl~

    Aren't they the most precious little creatures?

    And yes, you do smile don't you?

    To bad they're only around during the summer months :(

    " I like the name 'Laddiebug/bird' for a male - it seems appropriate somehow. :)"

    HA! Totally appropriate!!!

    Have a beautiful weekend, m'dear. Thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  6. Hiya Jen~

    "That's one of those things that I hadn't thought about before."

    It's so funny because when I Googled "What do you call a male ladybug?", I couldn't believe all the people who had asked the same question!

    "They seem like happy little creatures. I am partial to polka dots."

    Meeeeeeee too. Love polka dots!

    Have a super weekend, girl. Thanks for stopping by!

    X

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  7. Thanks for the laugh this morning...you've made my day!

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  8. Hey there Suzi!

    Aw....I'm so glad you had a giggle!

    ((((( You ))))))

    Know that I'm sharing MUCH love and energy with you!

    Hope all is well with your son.

    Have a terrific weekend, dear friend!

    X

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  9. Rob LenihanAugust 17, 2012

    Love this post, Ron! I didn't know they were all called ladybugs. When we were kids my mom used to say this little ditty about ladybugs. It went something like "ladybug, ladybug, sometimes you walk and sometimes you fly..." Can't remember the rest of it, but mom didn't get into the whole gender thing. That's YOUR department, buddy! Take care!

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  10. Hey there Rob~

    "I didn't know they were all called ladybugs."

    Me neither, so I when I did some research this week I was surprised. For some reason, I though that all ladybugs had only ONE gender and they just reproduced via immaculate conception!

    Bwhahahahahhaahahaha!

    ""ladybug, ladybug, sometimes you walk and sometimes you fly..." Can't remember the rest of it, but mom didn't get into the whole gender thing. "

    Oh how cool, I'm gonna look that up online!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! Enjoy your weekend and your break!

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  11. Ron, this was hilarious. That last photo made me laugh out loud! I never really thought about what you would call a male ladybug, so this was both funny and informative. Love the Dragqueenbug!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.

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  12. Hola Denise~

    Tee, hee....I edited that photo over at PicMonkey.

    I've always wondered the difference between a female and male ladybug, and if the males looked different or if you called them something besides, ladybugs. But apparently they're pretty much the same.

    Isn't "Dragqueenbug" hysterical???

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  13. This is uncanny. Yet another likeness between us. Have you seen my little ladybird on my blog header? I adore them! Unfortunately we don't see as many as we used to, so when we do I grab my camera :)

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  14. Hey there Babs~

    "Have you seen my little ladybird on my blog header? I adore them!"

    Yes I did! As a matter of fact, I was sooooo thinking of YOU when I wrote this post. I have always wondered why you chose a ladybug in your header as well as the theme for your blog. It's brilliantly original!

    Aren't ladybugs just the cutest little things?

    "Unfortunately we don't see as many as we used to, so when we do I grab my camera."

    We don't see them as much here either. This summer I may have only seen them a couple of times when I was out in the park.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Babs. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hope you see a ladybug!

    X to you and Mo!

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  15. My mum had pet names for us all as we were growing up. My name was 'beetle'. She always said it felt like a little beetle running around as I gave her a back scratch. It stuck. I decided to put a ladybug as an image link to the name, because I love them :)

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  16. ron, leave it to you to look up things like this! did you see what a baby one looks like? positively SHOCKING!!!!!!

    I will now look upon my treasured ladies in a whole new light! xxxxx

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  17. I feel that way about Fireflies. Probably because I have such fond childhood memories of them, and because they don't exist west of Kansas. We always want what we can't have, don't we?

    Have a fantastic weekend, Ron, full of relaxation and adventure and manlybugs!

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  18. I have never even thought of what you would call a male ladybug. What a deep thought provoking Idea. And I guess all ladybugs I have seen in my life never knew what to call me. I will try and notice the gender of this wonderful little creature the next time I encouter one. And if it is a male and his tiny testes are swing in the wind I will just call him Fred.

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  19. "She always said it felt like a little beetle running around as I gave her a back scratch. It stuck. I decided to put a ladybug as an image link to the name, because I love them :)"

    OMG...what a SWEET story, Babs!

    Thank you SO MUCH for stopping back and sharing that with me!

    X

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  20. Hey there Linda~

    HA! I know, leave it to me, right?

    " did you see what a baby one looks like? positively SHOCKING!!!!!!"

    No, I never have, but now that you mentioned it I will have to Google it to see one!

    "I will now look upon my treasured ladies in a whole new light!"

    ((((( Ladybugs )))))

    Aren't they precious?

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. Have a spectacular weekend!

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  21. " And if it is a male and his tiny testes are swing in the wind I will just call him Fred."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahhahahaha!

    Dave, you CRACK ME UP!!!!!!!!!

    OMG....I was hoping someone would mention that!

    Leave it to YOU, my witty Libra friend!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy! And thanks for the laugh.

    Have a faaaaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  22. I feel that way about Fireflies. Probably because I have such fond childhood memories of them, and because they don't exist west of Kansas. We always want what we can't have, don't we?

    Have a fantastic weekend, Ron, full of relaxation and adventure and manlybugs!

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  23. Howdy Mark~

    Oooo...I love fireflies too! And come to think of it, I haven't seen so much as ONE this summer. When I was a kid, they seemed to be everywhere; lighting up the backyard!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a super weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  24. Lol! Ron that picture is hilarious!


    I too LOVE ladybugs and always say they are GOOD LUCK—ESPECIIALLY if they land on you!

    During the summer I normally have at least one flying around my house… sometimes TWO and I just feel so darn lucky! I don’t know where I came up with that lucky thing, but it sure makes me feel nice and fuzzy inside so I just go with it, and besides, you’re right, there IS something about ladybugs that makes me feel joyful when they fly around! They must have good energy!


    Have a fantabulous weekend!

    ((YOU))

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  25. Helloooooooo Pam!

    Tee, hee....I just couldn't resist that photo!

    "I too LOVE ladybugs and always say they are GOOD LUCK—ESPECIIALLY if they land on you!"

    Aren't ladybugs faaaaaaaabulous? And yes, I read on one of the websites I found that when ladybugs land on you....they bring you GOOD LUCK! There is also a whole history about ladybugs and how they got their name. I found the whole thing so interesting!

    "you’re right, there IS something about ladybugs that makes me feel joyful when they fly around! They must have good energy!"

    Funny you mentioned 'energy' because that's truly what it feels like "good energy!"

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear friend. Hope all is going well with your son.

    Have a FANTABULOUS weekend!

    (((( YOU ))))

    X

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  26. Hey Ron, We had a slew of male ladybugs out back a few days ago, Cindy and I were wondering the same thing here as to what they should be called, Cindy said that they should be called Ron.

    I asked her how she knew they were male and she picked one up and turned him over, and said yep it's a male, I'm still not sure how she could tell that by looking at the bottom of their feet :^0

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  27. Howdy Jimmy!

    " We had a slew of male ladybugs out back a few days ago,..."

    How fabulous! And I'm jealous because we hardly get ladybugs here during the summer here anymore. However, this year I DID see some, and OMG...they're so CUTE!

    "I asked her how she knew they were male and she picked one up and turned him over, and said yep it's a male, I'm still not sure how she could tell that by looking at the bottom of their feet :^0"

    BWhahahhahahahahahhahaha!

    OMG, that's HILARIOUS!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. And please tell Miss Cindy I LOVED the visual of her examination of the ladybug. FLAWLESS!

    Wishing you and she the most excellent weekend!

    X

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  28. Hi Ronnie,
    Oh my goodness; how studious you have been; gold star, dude!
    I have never stopped to answer the question about this. OK; a ladybug or bird of the male gender is still a ladybug or ladybird.
    Your photo made me laugh!! Looks like a dude to me. :)

    I see ladybugs all the time in the garden. I have many a time taken one on my finger and placed it among aphids(little plant suckers on roses and flowering plants) or have driven the lawn mower away from one in the grass. (Yes, it is moi who powers the lawn mower here).Because, I would never squish one on purpose.

    Happy weekend and enjoy your free time.
    Love ya, dude.
    xox

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  29. "this is my personal favorite, because if they’re a male ladybug who does a drag act, then they’re already dressed for the part."

    Ron, too funny!

    Thanks for your research because before I read this post, I never gave the gender of ladybugs any thought. Who knew?

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  30. Dianne WilsonAugust 18, 2012

    I like laddiebug
    they are sweet creatures
    love the last photo

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  31. Hi there Barb~

    "Oh my goodness; how studious you have been; gold star, dude!"

    Thank you! For the life of me, I just HAD to know! And I was amazed at how many other people wondered the same thing!

    "Your photo made me laugh!! Looks like a dude to me. :)"

    HAHHHAHAHAHA! Isn't that a typical DUDE?????

    " I have many a time taken one on my finger and placed it among aphids(little plant suckers on roses and flowering plants) or have driven the lawn mower away from one in the grass. (Yes, it is moi who powers the lawn mower here).Because, I would never squish one on purpose."

    Aw...bless you, Barb! And I'm sure the ladybugs of the world thank you for that!

    Aren't they the sweetest little things? I think ladybugs are MAGICAL!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a SUPER weekend!

    Much X to you and D!

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  32. Hiya Matt~

    Tee, hee...I just couldn't resist that line!

    As I shared in this post, I was pretty amazed at how many people have wondered the same thing - "What do you call a male ladybug?" I found forum after forum of some of the most hilarious answers!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  33. Hey there Lady Dianne~

    Aren't they the SWEETEST creatures? Not only are they adorable-looking, but they're so delicate and dainty!

    "love the last photo"

    :)

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Have a SUPA' weekend!

    Much X to you, Hope, Siren, and Isadora!

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  34. I sorta like laddiebug for the boys. Gender doesn't matter so much to me as long as they just get busy ridding the garden of aphids. chop chop!

    I share in your joyful excitement when one happens to land on me for a moment or two. Such a special feeling - a gift from Mother Nature!

    Sending love!!

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  35. Awwwww...... I'm one who stalks, waits and tries to get 'em to land on me. LOL True.
    Last year we had a nest of them out front and I was excited thinking they'd be around all spring/summer long. Not so! (that's what I get for being a selfish Sally!) Off they went, spreading joy, I'm sure.

    They're to be confused with the irritating Japanese Lantern Beetles who are NOT joyful at all--they bite! But they're orange, not red--the little boogers..... They get flicked and told to go about their business.

    Oh!!

    And in this household, it's Mister Ladybug!
    I name everything so I'm sure when we got up-close and personal it'd be Lawrence or Leo or Lyle....LOL

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  36. Hiya Diane~

    "Gender doesn't matter so much to me as long as they just get busy ridding the garden of aphids. chop chop!"

    HAHHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how CUTE!!!!

    "I share in your joyful excitement when one happens to land on me for a moment or two. Such a special feeling - a gift from Mother Nature!"

    Yes! A gift from Mother Nature!

    Aren't they most precious little creatures?

    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Hope you're enjoying a splendid weekend!

    Much X to you and Cristybella!

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  37. Hiya Mel~

    "I'm one who stalks, waits and tries to get 'em to land on me. LOL True."

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! Oh Mel....I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "Last year we had a nest of them out front and I was excited thinking they'd be around all spring/summer long. Not so! (that's what I get for being a selfish Sally!) Off they went, spreading joy, I'm sure."

    We haven't (or I haven't seen ) many this year here. But I did get to see some a few weeks ago and was utterly DELIGHTED!!! They instantly make me feel HAPPY!

    "They're to be confused with the irritating Japanese Lantern Beetles who are NOT joyful at all--they bite! But they're orange, not red--the little boogers..... They get flicked and told to go about their business."

    I don't think I've ever seen any Japanese Lantern Beetles before. Or if I have, I didn't know that's what they were called.

    'And in this household, it's Mister Ladybug!
    I name everything so I'm sure when we got up-close and personal it'd be Lawrence or Leo or Lyle....LOL"

    Mel, you CRACK ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I too like to name everything.

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Hope you're enjoying a super-duper weekend!

    Much X to you and the Bug!

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  38. Ron, between the male ladybug doing a drag act and the last photo, this post was HILARIOUS!

    Thanks for the morning laughs!

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  39. Hey there Robert!

    Tee, hee....glad you had a giggle, buddy! Aren't I silly?

    What until you see my post for tomorrow!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Robert! Hope you're having an excellent weekend!

    X

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  40. Herman TurnipAugust 19, 2012

    Heh...I actually like the term "Manlybug". That's so simple it's genius!

    What really intrigues me is that you can mail order ladybugs. In five days I can have thousands of ladybugs sitting on my doorstep. And now that I'm thinking about it, that might be a fun thing to do someday. Order a grip of ladybugs, take them to the park with Tyler, and release them.

    Now, is there a ladybug "season"?

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  41. Howdy Herman~

    "Heh...I actually like the term "Manlybug". That's so simple it's genius!"

    HAHAHAHHAHA! I know, isn't it???? You should have seen some of the other names people came up with. It was hard to choose just these 8.

    "What really intrigues me is that you can mail order ladybugs. In five days I can have thousands of ladybugs sitting on my doorstep. And now that I'm thinking about it, that might be a fun thing to do someday. Order a grip of ladybugs, take them to the park with Tyler, and release them."

    Yes! I read that on one of the websites I visited. They ship them at the time they go into hibernation. Many schools will order them for Science classes.

    What great idea...I think Tyler would LOVE that!

    Um...I don't know if there is a ladybug "season", good question. I'll have to look that up. I do know that I only see them here during the Spring and Summer months.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Hope you're enjoying a nice relaxing weekend after your busy week!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  42. BIG SMILE! I love ladybugs, too.

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  43. Hiya Jayne~

    Aren't they ADORABLE?

    :)

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a terrific weekend!

    X

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  44. HA HA HA! Which reminds me. "What do you call a man who can go all night? ANNOYING!" LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Hey there Katherine~

    " "What do you call a man who can go all night? ANNOYING!" LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! Touche', girl, touche'!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Katherine. Hope you had a fantabulous weekend!

    X

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  46. oh gosh, did i have to see that last one. what's my name again, where am i. geeze ron. anyhoo, um, darn i forget my comment. male bug, not lady, okay got it. i knew that one though, it's in my jeopardy file.

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  47. Hey there V Girl~

    "oh gosh, did i have to see that last one. what's my name again, where am i. geeze ron. anyhoo, um, darn i forget my comment."

    Bwhahahahahhahaha! Sorry for the shock. Aren't I wicked?

    "male bug, not lady, okay got it. i knew that one though, it's in my jeopardy file."

    HA! Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Have a great weekend!

    X

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  48. Hahahahaahahahaha!!! I almost CHOKED myself laughing at that cartoon!!

    Yes, male ladybirds are still called ladybirds and it's because of the reason for the name; they were called ladybirds after 'Our Lady'. Apparently, in early times, Mary was often depicted in red, not the familiar blue, and the seven spots had some significance in terms of her joys and sorrows. They are called something similar in a LOT of different countries, including 'Mary Beetle' in Germany (can't remember the translation!).

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  49. Hiya Jay~

    Tee, hee...I couldn't resist sharing that last photo. Aren't I wicked?

    Thanks SO MUCH for sharing that information on ladybugs!

    FASCINATING!!!!!!

    Have a faaaaaaabulous week, Jay!

    X

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  50. I love ladybugs too! They are one of the FEW bugs, I can handle.

    And Dragqueenbug = hilarious

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  51. Hey there Meleah~

    Aren't ladybugs adorable?

    " They are one of the FEW bugs, I can handle."

    Thank you. Me too!

    Isn't the DRAGQUEEN hilarious??? That CRACKED ME UP!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. And thank you for going back and reading all my posts. You're a SWEETHEART!

    ((((( You )))))

    X

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  52. Ohhh, you'll have extra comments today ... I'm finally catching up. Can't believe I was away for soooo long.

    So I'm throwing the name of 'Lordbug' into the hat. For Lord and Lady! ;) hehe

    I think they are very sweet little creatures. I used to have a pack of stickers for my cards. I think they even had googley eyes. Hmm... I wonder if there are any left in my big supply box. If I come across any, I shall surely think of you when using them.

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  53. Hey there Mary~

    Oh, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and catch up with my posts. You're sweetheart! So glad to see you posting again!

    "So I'm throwing the name of 'Lordbug' into the hat. For Lord and Lady!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LOVE IT! Lordbug!!!!!!

    Aren't Lady/Lord bugs such sweet little creatures? They always look so happy and cheery!

    " I used to have a pack of stickers for my cards. I think they even had googley eyes."

    How cute is that?

    Again, thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Have a super week!

    X

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