A tiny ladybird, approx. 4mm in length crawling up the door frame at home.
No interactions present.
Thanks for the information on the Scymnus. An interesting comment in David Atty's Coleoptera of Gloucestershire (published in 1983 so perhaps a bit out of date now?) - "All the species of Scymnus, while never common, have become mush scarcer since the 1960's, with no records since 1972"
I can't comment on the situation in Gloucestershire specifically, but we certainly don't get many records of them nationwide.
Looking at the maps we've produced for the forthcoming ladybird atlas, there does seem to be a general decline, with many more 10km-sq records pre-1990 than 1990-2010. Unfortunately we have so few records that there's no statistical significance to it
Record your ladybird sightings!
Lat/Lng: 51.9, -2.1
OS grid ref: SO9324