Fly away home, ladybug!

Recently, I watched a video that showed a ladybug taking flight.

ladybug flying

I’m not sure how I’ve survived this long in the Internet Age without seeing a video of a ladybug flying, but it’s incredible and crazy. 

Like, really, really crazy—the video was a NOVA episode talking about origami patterns in nature. (You can see a little bit of it on YouTube here.)

Is is just me--or have you never seen before how a ladybug’s wings fold up under their shell?


I think I've seen them folding their wings up again after a flight, but...wow!

Seeing that video inspired me to draw a ladybug. 

I played around with the image, tried a new style, and used the image to create a printable coloring page so that you can color your own ladybug too.

ladybug coloring page

Here you go!

And do let me know what you think! 


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