Meet the Apple of the Insect World

A spider has never bitten me or wished me ill will. And yet the mere sight of one sends me running for the bug spray.

Today, on the other hand, hundreds of ladybugs swarmed my house, and invaded my kitchen, and pelted my head as I tried to catch 30 minutes of fading sunlight on a glorious Indian Summer afternoon.

And all I could think: Gee, isn’t that cool?

If that’s not the power of a great brand name and product design, what is?

Photos by peasap (left) and DanieDVW (right) via, (cc) some rights reserved.