Monday, November 15, 2010
As faithful as the swallows of Capistrano or the Monarch Butterflies in Pacific Grove, ladybugs are returning and gathering in my house this time of year.
They are not welcome. I have to get out the dust buster and vacuum the walls in the dining room almost daily. These "ladybugs" are actually Asian Lady Beetles, according to the University of Kentucky. You can read about their swarms here.
They usually arrive at the end of October, appropriately dressed in orange for the season. I wrote about them in November of 2007 (see post) and they are here again.
Please fly away home.