Saturday, April 12, 2008

When Ladybugs Bite


Yesterday we were playing at the fabulous Janie's house. The girls were out riding bikes (more like tormenting each other) and we were sitting out front watching. All of the sudden Claire was screaming and running towards us saying, "Get it off, get it off." I ran to her and to my surprise I find a ladybug on her arm. She is screaming, "It's biting me!" I brush it off and say, "Claire, ladybugs don't bite their nice." And then I look, she has been bitten in not one but two places. What the. . . I just kept saying that it must have been something else that bit you. Luckily nurse Janie had Calamine lotion to relieve the sting. By bed the bites had gone away.
Before I went to bed last night I decided to do a little research online. I found out that ladybugs do in fact bite. Although, once source stated that their bite doesn't hurt. After seeing the bites on Claire's arm and hearing the screaming I tend to disagree with that source. So watch out, not only are the insect in Texas bigger, they are also meaner. :D

7 comments:

Janie said...

Yeah that was totally crazy!! I literally just promised Maiya last week that pretty ladybugs don't bite. I an hoping that is still true for Daddy longlegs...

My name is Andrea said...

This is why I read your blog, education!

The A Team said...

that's the craziest thing i've ever heard. what has the world come to when even sweet ladybugs are biting our children? :)

Practically Perfect In Every Way said...

can i use those lady bugs in my gopher execution???

Bethanne said...

Awwww, curse. The one bug that we all actually liked.

JHM said...

Actually, ladybugs don't bite, as I understand it: what bit your friend was most likely the Asian Lady Beetle. They belong to the same family as our North American ladybugs, but are actually an Asian import. Because they're so hard to tell apart though, our native ladybugs are getting a bad name, poor things!

Suzanne said...

I have been bitten several times ~ and I was very surprised to find that the culprit was a ladybug!! Nobody has ever believed me!