Is a ladybird a fly?
A ladybird (Coccinellidae) is a flying beetle.
A ladybird in English is also known as a ladybug or ladybeetle, a small red spotted beetle best known from the child's rhyme "Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home." In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet it is used by the nurse as a term of endearment. It was used in a similar way in Jonson's Cynthia's Revels, written shortly after.
The most common species of ladybird in Britain is the seven-spot ladybird. This bright red ladybird has seven spots and is thought to have inspired the name ladybird: "Lady" referring to the Virgin Mary (Our lady) who in early paintings is seen wearing a red cloak; the seven spots are symbolic of the seven joys and seven sorrows of Mary.