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The people beseeched to the Virgin Mary to help in the swarm. Not long after, beetles appeared and started eating the aphids that were destroying their crops. The farmers named them ‘The Beetles of Our Lady’ which was soon shortened to what we know them as today, the ladybug. ("Lost Ladybug") The life of a ladybug begins with the female laying 10-50 internally fertilized eggs in masses which then hatch into six (6) legged larvae. Just a few weeks after the egg hatches into larvae, they will feed on aphids and mites on the carefully placed leaf by their mother.
One example of a natural fiber is silk, which was accidentally discovered by the wife of the Yellow Emperor, Hsi Ling Shi. According to legend, a cocoon fell from the tree above her and unraveled, allowing her to discover the Bombyx mori silkworm. After her discovery she developed the cultivation of silkworms called sericulture (History of Silk, 2012). China had a monopoly on silk trade for thousands of years and arranged the Silk Road; which expanded the trade of silk and other products all over the world. Silk was not available America until the 17th century and today its main producers include China, Japan, India, and Italy (Silk Painting Gallery, n.d.).
That summer my sister gained a fascination with small pits in the sand by the trailer. The residents of the small pits are grotesque bugs, the larvae of the winged creature called the Antlion. The antlion larvae burrow small conical pits and hides in the tip. If a bug tumbles down the death pit, the antlion grabs the ant with its jaws and feasts upon the bug. My sister desired to capture an antlion.
“Titian.” Olga's Gallery. Olga's Gallery, 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2011. T/titian/titianbio.html>.