Black ladybird

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

  1. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    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

    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!
  4. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    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.

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