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Calling all North Sea and Channel seafaring i-Spotters.
The question is do ladybirds migrate?
The experts are divided, some say yes some no. It is said for instance the regular build up of 7-Spots along the east coast is due to high populations of insects inland eating their way to the coast where they have no further place to go.
However some explosions in past years have coincided with influxes of Silver'y', Painted Lady, etc., which definitely migrate.
It has been suggested that the only way to answer this perplexing question is to find observers, who have encountered insects, not just ladybirds, while at sea. So if you are a mariner, fisherman (commercial or sport), or belong to the yachting community it would be interesting to hear your experiencces.