Ladybug

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FDB's Ladybug bobs on the breeze.  Our special hinge allows it to swivel and dip atop a 17.5" galvanized stake.  It is 11" long x 10" wide.  Made from UV-resistant PVC, entirely hand painted & hand formed, it is durable in day-to-day weather.  Simply lift off the stake to take in during severe weather or extreme temperatures. Made in the USA. (Ladybugs may begin to fade after many years.  They stay their red-est-self in shaded areas.)

"Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colorful, spotted appearance. But farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed.  Ladybugs are also called lady beetles or, in Europe, ladybird beetles. Ladybugs appear as half-spheres, tiny, spotted, round or oval-shaped domes. They have short legs and antennae.  Their distinctive spots and attractive colors are meant to make them unappealing to predators. Ladybugs can secrete a fluid from joints in their legs which gives them a foul taste. Their coloring is likely a reminder to any animals that have tried to eat their kind before: "I taste awful." A threatened ladybug may both play dead and secrete the unappetizing substance to protect itself." NatGeo