Joe Kerr's picture

Eye-Spot Ladybird

Observed: 1st April 2012 By: Joe Kerr
Eye-Spot Ladybird
Description:

On apple blossom

Identifications
  • Ladybird (Coccinella oculuspunctata)
    Confidence: It might be this.
  •  
    Likely ID
    Yin-and-yan-spot Ladybird
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

moremoth's picture

Yin

And Yang! Good seasonal observation! Though I don't think I will be seeing them any time soon.

Bill Welch

ophrys's picture

oculuspunctata

Nice sighting!

Are you sure the location was at stop F, though? Zooming in, I think it is closer to G. Just in case anyone fancies twitching this new and very distinctive species. Wouldn't want them to waste their time looking in the wrong place!

Ian
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martinjohnbishop's picture

Also, only breeds on 1 April and due to this eclectic breeding

system is considered a threatened species. See http://www.iucnredlist.org/

Refugee's picture

Morning

It will only successfully breed before noon if i remember rightly.

Refugee

martinjohnbishop's picture

You need to provide the scientific binomial

otherwise you will not see the similar entries for this species on i-Spot. Thank you.

Nick Upton's picture

Super ladybird sighting

Great observation and a nice clear photo of this heroic ladybird. I hope it wins its battle against the evil invaders. I'll keep a look out for this distinctive species in my area, but don't think it's reached Wiltshire yet. Maybe in a year from today it might have done...

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

martinjohnbishop's picture

Whatever, as my children would say

Photoshopped as I would say! Martin.