Thursday, 9 August 2012

Home Patch (29): Harlequin

f. succinea (Harlequin ladybird)
This seems to be one of the 100+ colour pattern varieties of the Harlequin Ladybird. I found it in the garden this morning, and you may recall that I found a harlequin pupa some weeks ago. The ladybird above was not very large (for a Harlequin), and its elytra had taken a bit of a knock at some stage. It is the first ladybird I have seen for some days.

I am just about to log it on the Harlequin Ladybird survey here.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Caroline, haven't you seen yet the 'testudinate' ladybug yet. Thanks for that adjective, it certainly is an addition to my vocabulary and i owe it to you. I also haven't seen any ladybug after that, even the more common designs like this photo here.