Coccinellidae is a family of beetles, known variously as ladybirds (UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa), ladybugs (North America) or lady beetles (preferred by some scientists). Lesser-used names include ladyclock, lady cow, and lady fly.
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LadybugIt seems that they are trying to take over the whole house, inside and out. The dog is even snapping at them.Wikipedia has some interesting bits of lore about the lady beetle. In central Europe, a ladybird crawling across a girl's hand is thought to mean she will get married within the year. Hmmm!
First it was fascinating, but now it is a bit annoying, even creepy. They are everywhere you walk. They get into the house at every opportunity. They feel itchy on your skin.I don't like them in my coffee cup either.
Kidzcraftz is a neat site to see a lady bug born and see other facts.
VIDEO OF LADY BEETLES on the FRONT PORCH