are among the top lucky symbols, along with horseshoes, black cats
and four-leaf clovers. They are also very useful in the garden.
are perhaps one of the most useful (to us) beetles because throughout
their lives they feed on greenfly. Their most obvious predator would
be insect-eating birds, but ladybirds have a disagreeable taste
and smell and are avoided.
the continent, they sell little packs of live ladybirds so
you can carry out eco-friendly pest control in your own garden.