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Why are ladybugs called ladybugs but they are not all ladies?

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That the ladybug (Coccinellidae family) is of the same color of red as the cloak of Our Lady Mother of Jesus of Nazareth (7-2 B.C. - 30-36) and that its seven spots symbolize Mary's seven joys and seven sorrows in life is one explanation for the name.

Specifically, the beetle in question is the seven-spotted ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata). Not all ladybugs are red in color. Not all ladybugs are limited to just seven spots.
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