that’s the name for a lady bug. I found out on wikipedia.
I was on the subway recently, on the way to Main station, and I got startled mid trip by a lady bug on the window. Right next to my head! Took out my camera right away, and took many MANY unsuccessful shots.
Ten points for those true torontonians who can tell which stations are featured in the second and third pictures!
these people took WAY better shots of some coccinellidae:
..but come on. Mine’s on the window of the TTC!!!!