Although the 'gully' was very wet and muddy the sun was shining and it was fairly warm
No interactions present.
Without pictures it's hard to say! 7-spots overwinter in leaf litter, so can be found there throughout the winter. They have 3 spots on each elytron, plus a scutellar spot in the middle
Record your ladybird sightings!
Thanks , yes I think I didn't count the spot near the head.
Thought it was unusal to find them but I see a few others listed :)
Lat/Lng: 56.45375, -3.09187
OS grid ref: NO327295
Near Crop Institute, Invergowrie
Nearest farms also have signss 'wildlife friendly' This very small natural gully is part of the right of way.