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Black ladybird

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yorkshiregoth, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Saw a weird ladybird whilst on my morning ride. It was all black with a pair of red spots. Pretty cool looking IMO. Not sure how common they are though.
     
  2. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I've seen black with yellow / orange spots.....
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    They are a 'foreign' species which are destroying the natives as you can see from the above link. I caught 2 today of the H.axyridis spectabilis in the garden.
    They want you to report sightings but they don't ask you to destroy them!

    http://www.harlequin-survey.org/recognition_and_distinction.htm
     
  4. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    When I were nought but a lad I used to collect ladybirds from chesnut fence pailings(sp?) on my way home from school. All sorts of colours/spots they were. Looking at that link I'm guessing they were mostly native species.
     
  5. i saw several of these at the wetlands centre in barnes. hopefully they'll become birdfood.

    L