Thursday 7 June 2012

Nature Reserve Notes (6): 7-Spot Ladybird

During the course of our wet ramble through our local nature reserve last Sunday, we noticed this 7-spot Ladybird. I apologise for the quality of the photographs, but it was hard to keep the camera still in the breezy conditions. I am tempted to assume that the poor Ladybird has fallen victim to the parasitoid wasp, Dinocampus coccinellae. You can see an excellent photo of a Dinocampus coccinellae wasp pupa here. I shall log this sighting with the UK Ladybird Survey.

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