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A Seven spotted Ladybird
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I have never seen the stripe mark's on a seven spot before.
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.
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.
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 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.
Is that pine needles in the background of one of the pics? Eyed ladybirds are associated with pine trees.
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.
Lat/Lng: 55.0585, -2.2131
OS grid ref: NY864737