Six spotted ladybird

Yellow Fang

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I am pretty certain I saw an old fashioned six spotted ladybird in Bristol today. My mate who's a pest controller, says you can tell a native ladybird from a harlequin ladybird, because a native ladybird has black legs, while a harlequin ladybird has brown. I thought I saw one last week too.
 

annedonnelly

Girl from the North Country
Probably a seven-spot - the spot on the back of its neck counts too.

I haven't figured out harlequin id yet as they're very variable. I'll investigate the leg colour idea. That could be useful.

Seems to be a lot of ladybirds about this year. Possibly due to last year's hot summer.
 

Levo-Lon

Guru
We get loads at work, they often swarm on the warm wall areas..

Most I've ever seen was at Nottingham Castle, like a carpet, millions
A lot of the harlequin variety mind
 

twentysix by twentyfive

Clinging on tightly
Location
Over the Hill
once the tip are pinched out
Hmmph - always forget. Is it too late now?

Edit - didn't mean to hijack the thread :wacko:
 
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