Or more specifically, the Asian lady beetle. Though most ladybugs make their homes outdoors, this often uninvited guest will happily bunk with you over the winter. Laybugs, also known as Ladybirds or Ladybird beetles, were named after the Virgin Mary. Some sources claim that the various names may have even older roots. As the story goes, small insects or aphids were eating all of the crops. The people petitioned for intervention, and were answered by a small swarm of spotted insects that ate up the pests.