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Is this a Kidney,Pine or 2 Spot Ladybird?

Observed: 20th March 2012 By: Joe30Joe30’s reputation in InvertebratesJoe30’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Small Ladybird but not sure what species. Thanks.

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Jonathan's picture

Why not try out the iSpot key

There are three species that look a bit like this including the kidney, but I think that this is one of the other two.

Why not try out the iSpot key to ladybirds which you will find here:

http://www.ispot.org.uk/webkeys/keyintroduction.jsp?selectedKey=webkeys/...

I have just keyed your specimen out successfully, but I won't spoil your fun by giving you the answer! Try it. It will only take a couple of minutes.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Joe30's picture

Thanks......

I checked out the link and I too got Pine Ladybird.

Please could you check out my most recent posting about a strange critter found on a Pine branch - I am very intrigued to know what it is!

Thanks.

Jonathan's picture

Good to know that the key

Good to know that the key works.

I see that others have already helped you with your other observations. Great!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)