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Ladybird

Observed: 5th April 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in InvertebratesFenwickfield’s reputation in InvertebratesFenwickfield’s reputation in InvertebratesFenwickfield’s reputation in Invertebrates
Ladybird (2)
Ladybird (2) 1
Ladybird (2) 1 2
Ladybird (2) 1 2 3
Ladybird (2) 1 2 3 4
Description:

On Dog Mercury cannot find match on Ladybird ID chart.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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7 spot

A Seven spotted Ladybird

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

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never seen

I have never seen the stripe mark's on a seven spot before.

Fenwickfield

kcf32's picture

Eyed/Hsrlequin

I believe that one characteristic of a Harlequin is that it has brown legs. The one in the photograph seems to have dark legs so my identification is probably incorrect.

Keith

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Did

Your right it did have dark legs and it was rather a deep red colour too.I think there seems to be problems when the picture's are not 100% but there rather hard to photo as there so small.

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rimo's picture

This is an Eyed ladybird, a

This is an Eyed ladybird, a relatively common form without the pale rings around the spots. The pattern on the pronotum is distinctive, particularly the two patches of white by the scutellum. 7-spot is much more dome-shaped, usually a brighter red, and never has this many spots

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Thank's to you all

Thank's for getting an ID for me I am not that clued up on ladybirds so it is good to know there is help out there,that is 6 types now within a half mile radius of my home.

Fenwickfield

DavidNotton's picture

pine

Is that pine needles in the background of one of the pics? Eyed ladybirds are associated with pine trees.

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Yes

It was at the side of a pine wood,Scot's Sitka and there are a couple of unusual speciamen tree's to and the garlic mustard was only at the edge near the track,the otherside is Noble fir and a few hardwoods but mainly pine.

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