A small oil painting depicting a close-up of a ladybug sitting on a red flower. This insect painting is ideal for a budding entomologist or anyone who loves ladybugs.
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Details & Description
Title: Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage
Size: 6" w x 6" h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Frame: Unframed; Ready to Hang
Signed: On the front
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Series: Part of the Ladybug Series
A close-up of a red ladybug sitting on a red flower creates an almost perfect camouflaged environment for itself in this small oil painting. This is the second in a series of paintings depicting the ladybug. This is one of two paintings in a series and is signed in the lower left by insect artist Teresa Bernard.
Ladybug #2 – Almost Perfect Camouflage doesn’t require framing in order to be exhibited. This original painting is done by hand on a gallery wrap stretched canvas which enables the composition to extend around the edges of the canvas. If you like, it can also be framed.
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This insect painting is the second art piece in the Ladybug Series. I named it “Almost Perfect Camouflage” because the red color of the ladybug blends in so well with the flower it sits on. A natural predator would have to look very close to see it.
Where did they get their name? Are all ladybugs female? What do you call a ladybug that is a male? How can you tell them apart? All great questions!
Ladybug is the common name for Coccinellidae, a Latin word that means scarlet. It is also the American name for the insect known as the “lady beetle” or “ladybird beetle” in Europe. Whether you call them ladybug, ladybird, or lady beetle, the name has its origins in an old legend from Europe during the Middle Ages.
The Legend of the Ladybug
Legend has it that pests were destroying the Europeans’ crops, so Catholic farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady (the Virgin Mary) for help. Soon afterward, they noticed tiny black and red beetles in their fields eating the unwanted pests. Their crops were miraculously spared of any damage from the infestation. The farmers attributed their good fortune to the tiny insects called “the beetles of our Lady.” The red color of the beetle represents Mary’s cloak, and the black spots her sorrows. Eventually, they came to be known as ladybugs.
Ladybugs come in both male and female varieties, and both sexes are called the same thing… “ladybugs.” It is hard to distinguish male from female ladybugs with the naked eye, although females are larger than males. And that is hard to determine unless they are next to each other.
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