I noticed this little guy (or girl) when we were walking The Hound
the other day. If you look close enough you can actually see my reflection in his back.
I did a little poking around to see if perhaps the lack of spots meant it was a
younger ladybug (I thought I read that somewhere). But apparently it's just a different kind of Ladybug
and there are hundreds of different kinds in the US, thousands in the world.
I did however, find out that the name Ladybug comes from
when farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary to help save their crops from
pests. When the small red beetles came to save the day (and the crops)
the farmers started calling them "The Beetles of Our Lady".