Meet me at the Hyacinth

On the internet no one knows you're a snail

Meet me at the Hyacinth, in Insects; Wildlife by John Christopher

Ladybugs and a snail roam in a world of leafy plants (Calla Lillies) and a flower (Grape Hyacinth) -- a miniature ecosystem not far removed from the human world.

Ladybugs (otherwise known as lady birds and lady beetles) are small shiny insects, usually colored red, or orange, with black spots. The number of spots varies according to species and there are about 5,000 different species of ladybugs.

More than a pretty face, they help keep their garden environment healthy by eating common pests such as mealy bugs and aphids.

The ladybug's sleek aerodynamic shape is enhanced by a double set of wings. When flying, the exterior set opens up to let the flying wings do their work.

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