|*MY FIRST 2013* 7-spot Ladybird, seen on gorse at Minsmere|
|2013: My second 7-Spot |
(Coccinella 7-punctata),seen on the same gorse bush
|You can see the proximity of the Ladybird and the Gorse Shieldbug ...|
|... and here's a close-up of the Gorse Shieldbug.|
I spotted a nymph Shieldbug in the same area last year in August; you can see it here.
I am sending details of the Ladybird sightings to the UK Ladybird Survey. Please do the same if you encounter these insects here in the UK.
Lucky you! Not a chance here at the moment I'm afraid. Lovely to see.
It would be a brave ladybird to venture out in Perthshire at the moment. We're lucky to get 1 day a week with a bit of sunshine and temps in double figures.
It's now 5th June and I have yet to see a Ladybird here in the SW corner or Suffolk... worrying.
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