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Definitely an Orange Ladybird - the positioning of the 16 white spots is distinctive, as is the translucence of the elytra edges and of the pronotum, revealing the black eyes beneath. We'd be very grateful to have the record as part of the UK Ladybird Survey, www.ladybird-survey.org
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Do there seem to be more of these about these days?
Maybe the UK Ladybird Survey will find out!
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There are indeed more of them about currently - up until the early 80s they were quite scarce, and were only found in ancient woodland, but during the 80s and 90s they began feeding on the mildew found on both sycamore and ash trees, and have spread out and increased in number massively, and seem to be continuing to increase. It is something the UKLS are looking at, along with the range change of several other species.
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