Did you know? Ladybugs come a variety of colors,reds,yellows,orange,gray,black,brown,and even pink. There are 500 different kinds of ladybugs in the United States and nearly 5000 nationwide. The ladybug got its name from the Catholic farmers,in Europe, during the Middle Ages. Insects were destrying the Catholic farmers crop, so they prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. Soon the ladybugs arrived and ate the insects that were destrying the farmer's crops. The farmers began calling the ladybugs "The Beetles of Our Lady" and they eventually became known as "Lady Beetles". Their red wings represent the Virgin's cloak and the black spots represented her joys and sorrows.