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Ladybug Superstitions

Lady Bug superstitions – Let the Lucky Ladybug Land on You for Luck

By Chitraparna Sinha

Lady Bug superstitions

A Ladybug brings Good Luck

Lucky Ladybug – the ladybug is considered lucky in many countries. Some countries call them ladybirds. Lesser-used names include God’s cow, ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly.

The little ladybugs, actually lady beetles, come in many colors. They come in a shiny orange with black spots, orange to red with a few markings or none at all, gray to pale yellow with black spots, and a solid black one.

Some Interesting Ladybug Facts

  • A ladybug will bring you good luck if one lands on you.
  • If a ladybug will take the illness away if you are ill when one lands on you.
  • Let the ladybug go and watch which way she flies and that is the way your answer lays.
  • Finding a ladybug is good luck, the redder the better.
  • Folklore says if you find a ladybug in your home, count the number of spots on her back and that is how many dollars you will find.
  • Killing a ladybug will bring you sadness and misfortune.
  • Cultures all over the world associate a ladybug with good fortune and good luck.
  • For the French and English farmers, indicate good weather.
  • The ladybug will bring good luck with finding your true love in Sweden and other countries.
  • Some Asian countries believe that the ladybug has been blessed by God and understands human language.
  • The ladybug is the Official State Bug of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Ohio, and Tennessee.
  • If the spots on a ladybug are more than seven you will it is a sign of coming famine, and less than seven means a good harvest.
  • In Switzerland, they tell their children that when they were babies, they were brought to the parents by a ladybug.
  • During the pioneer days, if a ladybug was found in their log cabins during the winter, it was considered a good omen.
  • In places in Northern Europe, they believe that if a ladybug lands on you, you will get a wish granted.
  • Many farmers consider ladybugs lucky because the eat some of the bad insects that spoil crops.
  • Ladybugs are considered lucky in Canada if they are found hibernating in a garage.
  • A ladybug is good luck if they land on your hand on a Sunday and you can count to 22 before she flies away.


Unusual Ladybug Gifts


As you can see, there are many reasons that people from all cultures consider a ladybug good luck. Depending on where you live, a ladybug can bring you good luck, a good harvest, bring babies, and ladybugs area good omen. Lucky Ladybug – some people go so far and consider them so lucky they are getting tattoos of them on their body.

Being so beneficial in the garden eating insects that damage crops is how many of these good luck beliefs came about. When you read the list, you can see that many of the good luck beliefs center on being a good or bad harvest, or good weather. There are many more reasons the ladybug is a good luck charm that can be found in articles on the internet.

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Ladybug Bad Luck Questions

Thomas asks…

So….seven years bad luck then?

I broke my mirror. but the same day I saw a red lady bug. which one do I go by, broken mirror bad luck or ladybug good luck?

Luvli Mystii answers:

…2012 is approaching, now you’re really in a bind, sell or buy? – enjoy each day lived, tomorrow is no guarantee…

Donna asks…

Is torture this bad????

Is torture bad luck or something? cuz I burn a lady bug with hot water

Luvli Mystii answers:

You-you-you MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That lady bug had a family! SHE had hopes and dreams!!!!!! HOW COULD YOU!!!??? HOW COULD YOU!!!???!?!!!!

Carol asks…

How do I sorry for this torture?

How do I redo this torture of burning the lady bug with hot water because i don’t want bad luck. how to I sorry?

Luvli Mystii answers:

You cant.


More Ladybug Questions

Thomas asks…

What does it mean if you dream about bugs?

Okay so I just woke up from my sleep 7 hours of sleep 😛 At first I didn’t see anything but blank and out of no where I woke up in the bathroom. I was just looking at my self and put my ponytail up. And when I looked then I saw 2 ladybug and some 2 other kind of bugs. I was jut trying to kill it with some spray but it keeps growing and growing. Then when I blinked there was more bug.. Now there is 4 ladybug and some other bug. I couldn’t tell what kind they were. It feels like my dream lasted for about 5min.. And when I woke up I went straight to the bathroom and looked down the floor there was no bugs at all. I put my hair into a ponytail like I did in the dream. I ran out to my mom and outta no where I started moaning like I was in pain. She said “Go back to bad you only had 7 hours of sleep” But I didn’t because I’m scared to fall asleep. It‘s only 3pm here in cali.

Luvli Mystii answers:

Bugs typically symbolize things that annoy and irritate us; however, lady bugs are typically symbols of good luck. Two is the number of relationships; four is the number of power.

Lizzie asks…

Ladybugs attracted to me?

This is gonna sound weird,but it’s no joke. From the moment I was born our house started getting some ladybugs,no big deal. One day my mom came to wake me when I was a baby and saw that my window was filled with ladybugs!! They did what they had to to safely get rid of them,but they always come back. I’ve lived in 5 different houses in 5 very different places,and the ladybugs are still there! There’s been times when I’d leave the house and they’d fly in my hair!
Again,they don’t do any harm and my mom always believed they were lucky. But why are they around me only???

Luvli Mystii answers:

My friend who is psychic told me how cats can sense psychic things in humans and maybe the bugs are the same with “good energy”. Maybe

Left Eye Twitching

Chris asks…

Why is it considered lucky when a ladybug lands on you?

There have been times when a lady bug lands on me; back at UCSB like 3 landed on me (all on different days that is). Every time one would land, someone would always say that it’s lucky. Since then, I;ve always wondered the origin of this belief so please someone answer 😀

Luvli Mystii answers:

Apparently, it originated with farmers and gardeners because ladybugs eat crop pests and to see them meant it was “lucky” because they would have less trouble from these pests.

I just think they’re cute 🙂

Nancy asks…

I have a spotless Lucky the ladybug beanie baby. (1993) How much is this worth?

Luvli Mystii answers:

Hey there.well to answer your ? The best way for u to find out would either be by loging on to or to look for the beanie baby collectors may not go by that name but it is something very close to it.just do a search through google or the ty site itself and that should help…..good luck and happy selling and hopefully youll get some good money for that beanie.take care

Ken asks…

which color ladybug is the lucky one.?

which color ladybug is the lucky one.?

Luvli Mystii answers:

There is only one kind of lady bug. Red with black dots.

The solid red ones are tomatoe bugs, not lady bugs.

Mary asks…

Does anyone know where to find Sifl and Olly season 2 ep 34 with the lucky ladybug? I would love the help!^_^

It used to be on Youtube but then it was taken off and i havent been able to find it since. If anyone has any info on how and where to find it or something, i would absolutly love to know :). Ive been dying to see it again, its Sooo funny!!

Luvli Mystii answers:

Time to download uTorrent.


Laura asks…

I have a ladybug on my office desk couple months ago. Is this consider lucky? Is it financial windfall or love?

Luvli Mystii answers:

The bug itself does nothing. What you believe, on the other hand, will make the world of difference to your finances and love.

Lizzie asks…

I recently purchased live ladybugs to combat the mealybug infestation in my screened patio. I’m lucky….?

to find even one of them ! They must be fantastic escape artists cause, I released 300 of them ! I want to get more but, were do I find ladybug food to entice them to stay ? I already have housing for them ~ in different areas of my garden. I live in south Florida so they should last and lay eggs. So where do I buy ladybug food ? I think that they ate all they could and just found ways to get out .

Luvli Mystii answers:

Ladybug Handling, Releasing & Keeping Them In Your Garden:

1. The best weather to release ladybugs is cloudy, cool, rainy weather – it makes them seek shelter rather than flying. Put them out nearly colonies of aphids or other food.
2. The best time to release ladybugs is just before dark, in the cool of the evening, or even at night. They won’t normally fly at night, and need a “settling down” period after being handled.
3. Spray the release area beforehand with water or (I prefer) a 10% sugar solution so they have something to drink. Maintain a high moisture level thereafter.
4. Gently shake ladybugs from the container, spreading them around so that they can find food immediately. Release them on or at the base of infested plants.
5. Piles of vegetation, stacks of boards or similar materials near dense vegetation are attractive to them as shelter on hot days.
6. In greenhouses, screen vents or periodically apply chalk around vents and doors so that ladybugs can’t escape (they can’t cling to vertical chalked surfaces).
7. In greenhouses, temperatures between 70° and 85° F are needed for reproduction. Temperatures above 100° F can be tolerated for short periods.
8. Ants will “guard” aphids and other soft-bodied honeydew producing insects (like leafhoppers and scales) and protect them from predators like ladybugs. If ants are a problem, you might have to use a sticky product like “Tanglefoot” to make a barrier to prevent the ants from getting to the aphids.
9. In order to get your ladybugs to stay as year round greenhouse guests, you should plant Umbellifera as a nectar and mating site for adults.

Keep ladybugs as one of your main pillars of pest defenses in the your farm and garden. Good luck!

Helen asks…

Do you think ladybugs are really lucky?

I said a prayer/made a wish for something last night and I was feeling kind of down.

I woke up this morning to a ladybug on my cheek… I picked it up and set it on the window pane.

I wonder if they really bring luck?

Kind of a silly question, just a little poll.

P.S. I didn’t even know there were ladybugs in Australia! (I’m here for a while from the USA)

Luvli Mystii answers:

No, I don’t.

Susan asks…

Are ladybugs lucky??

are they lucky?

Luvli Mystii answers:

No more than seagulls are for mormons, since they stopped the plague of locust that attack utah,


Mark asks…

history about purple ladybug?

history about purple ladybug
are they lucky?
were there from?

Luvli Mystii answers:

Here is a link to help you.

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