The Ladybug

"Whoever would think of a Ladybug
As a soldier, brave and bold?
His uniform red may have black spots,
Or maybe white or gold!

He clears green plants of insect pests.
He hangs his cocoon like a 'C'.
He defends himself with a liquid gun
That is shot from a joint in his knee!"

~ Eleanor Dawes Walter ~
© 1931

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