Lady of the Forest features a gorgeous Australian Ladybug perched on some foliage. Ladybugs or Ladybirds are actually a beetle in the family Coccinellidae. There are more than 5000 species of ladybugs all over the world and they can grow up to 1cm long. The name Ladybug comes from European farmers who having a plague of insects ruin their crops prayed to the Virgin Mary for help, soon after ladybugs came and ate all the crop destroying the pests, since then they have been called "The Beetle of our Lady" which was later shortened to ladybeetle and ladybug. These cute little beetles can eat up to 5000 insects in their lifetime. Nasa even sent a few ladybugs and aphids into space to see how aphids would escape in zero gravity. Artist quality Pastel Pencils and Soft Pastels on Clairefontaine Pastelmat glued to MDF painting panel, please note this is a varnished glassless pastel painting. Size is 9x12". Reference by Patrick Kavanagh.
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