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2 Spot Ladybirds?

Observed: 21st August 2012 By: Barbie6803Barbie6803’s reputation in InvertebratesBarbie6803’s reputation in Invertebrates

2 ladybirds found on a privet hedge. Very small in size, 3mm max. Last year there were dozens of them, this year only these 2 have been found.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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2-spot Ladybird

I gather that numbers of 2-spot ladybirds have been particularly hit by Harlequins. Have these been around?

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2-spot ladybird numbers

I haven't seen them on this hedge this year either but they are reasonably common in the rest of the garden, but even they are down in numbers compared with last year.

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Ladybird numbers

Wet weather?