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Ladybird??

Observed: 15th November 2011 By: poppet
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PB150069
Description:

Is this a kind of ladybird? unusual colour and slightly odd head...? please help me identify!

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Ornage ladybirds, though once

Ornage ladybirds, though once rare, have become more and more common in the U.K. over the last century. Unlike many other native lady birds, the orange lady bird doesn't eat small insects, but survives on certain kinds of fungus such as the mildew that grows on certain trees like sycamore...

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*orange

*orange

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Thanks David, thanks Cat L

Thanks David, thanks Cat L for the details :)