|Spotted (sorry!) on 30 March 2011 ~ indoors on a cushion cover|
I have got rather behind with Ladybird postings for 2011.
I think the one above has 18 spots. In some respects it resembles the Harlequin ladybird, f. succinea (or Harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis var. succinea), but I think it was rather small and the spots do not quite correspond.
|Roche Abbey, Yorkshire ... where on 2 April 2011 we saw the following Ladybird ...|
|Possibly a fairly common Seven-spot ladybird, Coccinella 7-punctata|
|This shows a bit more of its habitat.|
|A rather ragged Queen! (10-spotted, f. decempunctata)|
Monastic ruins seem to make good Ladybird homes. This insect was seen at Byland Abbey on 9 April 2011:
|I'm not sure whether the faint 'spots' are significant.|
|Byland Abbey, Yorkshire|
Ladybird pages (do record your findings ...)