1. says

    I wish they would eat more ladybugs. We have a plague of not-quite-ladybugs and they are everywhere. It worries me because it probably means some other part of the ecosystem is dead -- maybe the frogs or something that kept them under control.

  2. says

    ladybugs are good -- they eat aphids and other pests. No idea what ‘not quite ladybug’ means. And ladybird synchronicity: I’m reading The Beggar King, and the hangman, Jakob Kuisl, is being horribly tortured, and in the last torture scene, he keeps singing that very, very old song, “ladybird, ladybird, fly on home, your house is on fire…”

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