Everyone loves a ladybird and many cultures attribute them with various powers and associations. The Turks for instance believe that they bring luck. The Turks are going to need a lot of Ladybirds in order to get into the EU!!!!!
Historically ladybirds were also associated with the Goddess of fertility but more recently various European cultures associate them more frequently with the virgin Mary – which figures, since you can’t get much more fertile than to become pregnant without even having sex!!