The Irish have long regarded the four-leaf clover as
lucky, along with the legendary leprechaun. Folks in many cultures of the world consider the sight of a ladybug, or ladybird beetle, a sign to make a wish that will be granted - and the beetle itself a defender of the garden because it feeds on aphids and scale insects. So what happens when a ladybug lands on a four-leaf clover? It's time to place your bet on good fortune: The road will rise up to meet you, the wind will be at your back, and Irish eyes will smile upon you if you are lucky enough to have such an encounter.