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The Life of a Ladybug

They've long been said to bring good luck. (see notes)

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Comment from Taurus the Elder
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Very good. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who writes about bugs.
I enjoyed this piece and learned something at the same time. I loved the part about where lady bugs came from. Great job, good luck.

 Comment Written 15-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 15-Nov-2020
    Thank you! The poem finished tied for second. Thanks for your review. It was a lot of fun to research and write.
reply by Taurus the Elder on 15-Nov-2020
    Way to go
reply by the author on 15-Nov-2020
    Thank you. What kinds of bugs do you write about?
Comment from equestrik
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This is a lovely and fun presentation with both you picture and your writing. I love lady bugs and always direct them to our rosebushes to take care of any aphids.

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2020
    This was really fun to research and write. I love ladybugs too and now I feel like I kind of "know" them. Thanks for your review.
Comment from Bill Schott
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This poem, The Life of a Ladybug, is a bit of a history lesson that has actually taught me the origin of the beetles' name of which I was unaware. Neat.

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2020
    Thank you for the review and your words.
Comment from Wendy G
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Clever poem, with a touch of humour. Well written, and informative. Would even be god for primary school children to learn it by heart when they do their nature studies subjects! Well written.

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 14-Nov-2020
    Thank you so much for your kind comments.
Comment from Susan X Smith
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This is a novel and unique response to this writing prompt. It has a light hearted charm, and the rhymes work well within it. I think that "crop eaters are their favorite food," might be incorrect, since they are eating the crops and not eating the eaters. Otherwise a great read with a fun picture.

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 13-Nov-2020
    According to my research, ladybugs mainly eat aphids, which are awful crop-eaters as well as other bugs that eat crops. Sometimes gardeners order ladybugs from stores to put in their gardens to keep other bugs out. I didn't find that ladybugs eat any kind of crop except for one sub-species that eats fungus. Hope this helps.
reply by Susan X Smith on 13-Nov-2020
    My mistake
reply by the author on 13-Nov-2020
    Not a mistake. You were trying to help me get it right and I appreciate that.
    Blessings to you and yours.
Comment from blondie560
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Now I know more about ladybugs that I didn't know. I had no idea they hibernated. I didn't think they lived that long. I did know that home gardeners have ordered ladybugs so they can release them into their gardens to keep the pests away. I never think of the male of the species. Are they different in appearance, perhaps having more spots or darker red? Seems the male for example in other birds, fish, mammals, etc are the showy ones.

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 13-Nov-2020
    I actually don't know in what ways the male ladybugs look differently but I did read in my reserach that the females are a bit bigger than the males.
    It was fun to reserach and write...I was always told as a kid to make sure you don't kill a ladybug because they are good luck. Thanks for your review!
Comment from royowen
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Oh yes indeed, it's a curious thing that this beautifully decorated creature is the deadly enemy of the aphid, which also ants use like cattle to milk. This is a perfect entry in this particular contest, an articulate and smooth abab rhymed gem. Well done, blessings Roy
Typo : the (Eary) morning dew. Early?

 Comment Written 11-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 12-Nov-2020
    Thank you so much for reading my piece and for your kind comments. I very much appreciate it. All my best to you and yours.
Comment from Joanne Gill
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This is a nicely written poem. Very Interesting facts about the lady bug. They long been said to bring good luck. Nice flow to your poem. Well done. ???

 Comment Written 10-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 10-Nov-2020
    Thank you for your kind review. I much appreciate it.
Comment from robyn corum
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Dear Mystery Bug-lover,

hahaha Isn't it funny what people can choose to write about in these contests? I think this is a fun topic and one you can get some mileage out of later. It would be a cool poem to use in teaching kids about nature and ladybugs, in particular. Cool!

The only thing I questioned is the size. It's weird, but those we have here are only about a fourth of the size of a paper clip. ha

Thanks and good luck!

 Comment Written 10-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 10-Nov-2020
    Thank you for your review. National Geographic said they can grow 1/3 to 1/2 the size of a paper lcip but it sounded like a lot to me too. I think I'll make it less. Paper clips come in different sizes too. Thanks for your suggestion.
reply by robyn corum on 10-Nov-2020
    True.
Comment from Mary Vigasin
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I like writing that gives more information after I read it. This work certainly does this.
I enjoyed the reading and information.
Good luck in the contest.
Mary

 Comment Written 10-Nov-2020


reply by the author on 10-Nov-2020
    Thank you so much for your words. This was really fun to research and write. We were always taught as kids to make sure we didn't inadvertently harm these lucky bugs. I am from a pretty superstitious family, in general. :)