Cute Overload :D
“Are you sure, Mrs. Buttle? Because my state-of-the-art hand-held laser address scanner says this package is for you, and these things never make mistakes.”
What can brown do for you, MaggieMoo?
Awww, if Miss Ladybug were white, she’d blend right in!
“Mrs. Buttle? Oh no, I’m Mrs. -T-uttle!” :D
Not so successful camouflage.
I want a ladybug in MY mailbox.
man, that would really bug me if I were a delivery guy
those Ladies gettin’ all up in your business…
Is there something going on there with that @ sign? Is this about to turn NSFW? “I have a package right here for you ma’am.”
Wait, where’s that music coming from?
Boy oh boy you would thing they would get the bugs out of these new scanner systems before they launch them. ;)
P.S. I love how the dots all line up. Can it get anymore weirder than that..
sounds of twighlight zone music in the background.
Awwwww, that’s just too cute…..
O No(he/she/or it)…
Just have a warm sheltered mailbox and you will get one of them that is a Harlequin Ladybird (what its called over here in US its the Japanese Ladybug?) They are the most invasive lady bird in the world with a nasty habit of invading houses to overwinter and leaving marks behind. They are even getting bold enough to bite people that disturb them. But worse of all they are wiping out all the native ladybirds. Clearly they have even developed a way of hijacking the mail to increase their spread
@ O NO … (#4): Reminds me when me and my cousins (probably around age 5 at the time) were spending summer at my grandparents’ place in the countryside, and somehow we got the idea to collect all ladybugs in the area into their mailbox… Surprisingly, grandpa did not quite approve of our game :)
This being Mike, is this a Terry Gilliam reference?
Brazil, one of my favourite films “It’s just a little complication.”
Maybe this little bug is one of those computer-programmed games that follows the dots! Will she just follow the dots around and around? I could watch that for hours! (And the mere fact that I say that here at work should tell you all something about my job!!) LOL
Know your harlequins and ladybirds: http://www.harlequin-survey.org/recognition_and_distinction.htm
Wow – I must still be sleepy. I couldn’t see at all what the deal was with this picture – thought it was a drop of coffee on the package, and wondered, “what’s so cute about coffee drips?”. I must drink my coffee now.
Dewi~ BITING ladybugs?? 8O
Oh this is hilarious!!
From the Harlequin Survey
Why should we be concerned about the arrival of the harlequin ladybird?
Threat to wildlife –
Harlequin ladybirds can seriously affect native ladybird species
* Harlequin ladybirds are very effective aphid predators and have a wider food range and habitat than most other aphid predators (such as the 7-spot ladybird) and so easily out-compete them.
* Harlequin ladybirds do not have a requirement for a dormant period before they can reproduce, as some ladybirds have (e.g. 7-spot and eyed ladybirds), and so have a longer reproductive period than most other species. In 2004 in London, harlequin ladybird larvae were found still feeding in late October, long after all the native species had sought overwintering sites.
* When aphids are scarce, harlequin ladybirds consume other prey including ladybird eggs, larvae and pupae, butterfly and moth eggs and caterpillars.
* Harlequin ladybirds can disperse rapidly over long distances and so have the potential for rapid geographic expansion.
Problem to humans –
Harlequin ladybirds have a tendency to aggregate in buildings in large numbers during autumn and winter.
* Many people find harlequin ladybirds a nuisance in the house, and do not wish to share their home with a few tens of thousands of harlequins
* As a defence mechanism many ladybird species exude a yellow fluid (called reflex blood) which has an unpleasant acrid smell, and which can stain soft furnishings
* When hungry, harlequin ladybirds will bite humans in their search for something edible. Ladybirds in houses, woken from dormancy by central heating, may bite people as there is no food available. The bites usually produce a small bump and sting slightly. There are a few documented cases of people having a severe allergic reaction to harlequin ladybirds.
Harlequin ladybirds damage soft fruit
* In late summer, when harlequin ladybirds are feeding up for the winter, they will seek ripe fruit and suck the juice from it to gain sugar. They thereby cause blemishes on late summer ripening fruits, such as pears, and reduce the value of the crop.
Harlequin ladybirds are also particularly fond of grapes, and wineries are finding large numbers in the grape harvest. These are difficult to separate from the grapes before pressing, and the defensive chemicals (reflex blood) produced by the ladybirds taint the wine.
[I can definitely confirm that THEY DO BITE. Li’l f’krs. :mad: – Ed.]
I actually though that it was a drop of blood. Very clever, making us think and look and not just chortle immediately.
this is so cute that I lost the power of speech…
Jen: You’re not the only one “Oh, someone spilled something on the dot-code? And? Um…? Maybe the alt-text will explain..” Took me a half minute to see the ladybug.
Not only is there a Brazil reference on CO — there are already three commenters who noticed it! Oh how I love it here. (Cute bug, too.)
Lady and the Stamp
a Dot.com industry
Wow, this is really great!! :D
i was pretty sure someone had dripped some coke onto the box, and was wondering why this was on cute overload.
Camouflage — You’re doin it pretty well akshully
Wait… “Maggie Moo”?? Is this anything like “Meggie Moo”??
@snowy2 – who knew so many differences?
@DewiC – what’s to be done about it?
@Kar, it would be NSFW if there was a Dik Dik in that box…. :D
@ Safron Snerk! ;)
“Brazil” reference LOVE. Yes, and a cute li’l Ladybug too. Nice way to start the week!
Hands down, one of the best from 260Oakley! You, my dear, rock my day!
Interesting picture. And like others have said, I love the Brazil reference too. Such a cool, weird film.
Have to say, Brazil reference sincerely appreciated.
Anybody else notice the CO right smack in the center of the dot-thingie? I thought that was the subject until I went to the comments…
I couldn’t figure this out for the life of me. I thought it was a drop of blood or something. XD
Nice camouflage, Lady B.
Most righteous. And dang-ed cute to boot!
New “Brazil” earworm successfully installed!
DAAA… di dai-di dai-di dai-di DAAA…
hehe – “I’m in ur shipping label redirectin ur package”
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