Lady Bug Invasion or Good Omens?


Someone was watching me work on a new story…

Recently, we’ve been over run with lady bugs. They crawl across my computer screen as I try to work. They pop up on the television as we try to relax. They hang out on are windows, inside and out, greet us on the screen door and watch us make coffee. We’ve even found them in bed with us.

Of all the bug infestations I can think of, lady bugs must surely be the most pleasant. Today, a friend suggested that the invasion was supernatural, so I googled “lady bug omens.” If what I read is why these friendly little beetles are hanging out in our tiny home, they are welcome.

According to, the ladybug “brings luck and abundance where ever she goes.” We have an abundance of luck bringers bringing us luck and abundance. says ” The appearance of a Ladybug heralds a time of luck in which our wishes begin to be fulfilled. Higher goals and new heights are now possible. Worries begin to dissipate. New happiness comes about.” had another interesting take, “During the Middle Ages it was common belief that the ladybug symbolized protection. Stories were told about farmers who were desperate because aphids were ruining their crops. The farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. The Virgin Mary responded to their distressed situation and sent thousands of ladybugs to annihilate the aphids, thus saving their crop. The ladybird has been and still is used as a talisman for safety and protection against all harm.”

As Mr. Smith and I prepare for our move to Atlanta, these are all welcome messages. We can use all the luck, abundance, blessings and protection we can get. While our little beetle buddies can be disconcerting in a coffee cup, we’ve decided to welcome the invasion for now.


About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at
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1 Response to Lady Bug Invasion or Good Omens?

  1. Imelda Green says:

    Hi Angela,

    This is a great article but some of the sources seem a bit outdated. I just published an article of the Ladybug symbolism that I am sure your readers would appreciate.

    Here is the link, please feel free to include it or reference it in the article.

    Imelda x

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