There are quite a few ladybug gifts at Jeannie's Cottage. You can see a nice selection shown above. We have Dottie made by Swibco. Ty Inc. also has a Beanie Baby and Buddy by the name of Lucky. You can see them, as well as the Teenie Beanie Lucky, in the photo above. We also have the ladybug Beanie Baby called Countess, which was introduced in 2004. A plush toy ladybug from Aurora World is included. Penelope the Boyds Bear in the ladybug red outfit is shown as well as the Boyds Bear Lady B Bug. We have a ladybug keychain. Some little ladybug pins and some ladybug night lights. Check the Jeannie's Cottage Gift Shop to see if there are any plush toy ladybug stuffed animals or gifts in stock.
Ladybug beetles are very popular insects and also very beneficial. Both the adults and the larvae feed on aphids and scale, two very damaging pests. The larvae goes through four stages then pupates into the adult beetle. They are very small insects being only from 1/16 inch to 3/8 inch. There are about 400 species in North America. They belong to the Coccinellidae Family. The name comes from the Middle Ages when the beetles were dedicated to the Virgin Mary because of their insect-ridding capabilities.