Photo of the Day 2 September 2007

Albany, California, Date Unknown
Photograph by Robert F. Sisson
"Prized for farmers for their war on pests and by children for their delicate beauty, the beetles were known to Englishmen in the Middle Ages as ladybirds, creatures of Our Lady. The French called them bĂȘtes de la Vierge, 'animals of the Virgin.'"