small 4-5mm black ladybird. 4 red spots (front two comma shaped) short antennae black legs.
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Yes, this is a Pine Ladybird - good numbers of them have been out and about in the sunshine this week! 2-spot doesn't have the flared lip around the edge of the elyra, has white edges to the pronotum, and is generally more elongated and less dome-shaped than the Pine, while the front pair of red spots are different as well - in the 2-spot, they're closer to the edges of the elytra, and tend to be much squarer.
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Thanks, although this is a new species to me, I was half hoping for a 2-spot as I haven't seen one for what seems like years. I actually ended the day with 5 species of ladybird. Harlequin, 7 spot, cream spot, pine and 22 spot all without trying too hard.
Lat/Lng: 52.6, 1.3
OS grid ref: TG2312