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lee_adc said:Just wondered if anyone can help.
At Whisby Nature Reserve (near Lincoln) on Monday, we saw an orange coloured Ladybird, with lots of white spots. It was orange and not faded red!
It landed on my arm! unfortunately it flew off before I could get a picture.
Can you one tell me what kind of Ladybird it is, if it is indeed a Ladybird.
What ladybirds are these? The dark one appears to be a two spotted variant, but the other one has more spots. The face of both seems right for bipunctata. Anyone?
jonafly said:Hi Alan,
I guess you're right here, since I've ;ooked at a zillion images of 'normal' ladybirds, and nothing comes close. So I'll stick to your ID.
Oh, since you seem to know a lot about beetles, do you know what this is?
Colin said:I have been searching for some distribution information, preferably in the form of maps for UK ladybirds. I have tried Google etc and have found several interesting sites with information on hibernation types, id pointers especially the tricky ones with lots of variation etc. but I have not found any distribution maps. Can anyone help? :stuck:
Secondly, can anyone recommend any books on ladybirds, preferably UK and Europe.
Thanks in advance.
Very scarce in North Wales this year !Colin said:I have been looking for Ladybirds here in the south west of England, specifically the Forest of Dean and the Severn Valley in several different types of habitat but have found very few specimens indeed this year. Do other members concur with the scarcity of ladybirds or is it just me either being inept or just having bad luck. I get a sneaky feeling that the overall numbers are down but I have no scientific data to back up my hunches.
themexican said:Very scarce in North Wales this year !