Thursday 12 April 2012

Ladybird Alert (8): More 7-Spots

7-Spot Ladybird in my garden today

Close-up of Ladybird above

A different 7-Spot in my garden (and the 3rd one scuttled away before I could photograph it!)

I have seen three more 7-Spot Ladybirds, which makes a pleasing change after my previous sighting of a Harlequin!

I shall be logging these 7-Spots with the UK Ladybird Survey, and would encourage you to do the same if you have Ladybird encounters! If you have Harlequin ladybird encounters, you might care to log them here on the Harlequin Ladybird Survey site.

You might also be interested in Project Noah (networked organisms and habitats), described as 'a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.' I have only just discovered this wildlife platform, but I believe it covers the world. My thanks to Andrea (see Comments below) for setting me on the trail to find it!


eileeninmd said...

I love the ladybugs, great sighting. I should be looking at my ladybugs more closely.

Andrea said...

Rosie of leavesnbloom inspired me to look for ladybugs also in our area. However, i didn't see any of those designs she posted, what i found is a ladybug-looking beetle with a carapace like a turtle, colored yellow with black margins. Do you think they are also ladybugs?

Andrea said...

Oh yes Caroline, thank you so much for that link. It actually is my ladybird, exactly the same size. I will go back to that site later to see more of the organisms, and i might join it too. Now i will search for the characteristics of our ladybird. thanks again!

Caroline Gill said...

When I saw the photo, Andrea, I thought it must be 'your' Ladybird! I wonder if you generally call them Ladybirds/Ladybugs or Ladybeetles in the Philippines?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely to see the ladybirds! I hadn't heard of Project Noah, I'll need to check that out!

Adam Tilt said...

Great to see that some of our native species of ladybird are popping up Caroline. Nice photos too.