Black ladybird

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.
 

Elmer Fudd

Miserable Old Bar Steward
I've seen black with yellow / orange spots.....
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
yorkshiregoth said:
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.
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
 

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.
 
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