another attempt at cream-streaked ladybird. 6mm long. hope its not another harlequin!
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You seem to have marked this as a bird!
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)
Jonathan, so what? It is a ladybird!
The trouble with the cream-streaked ladybird is it is so variable. However, the two features which are relatively stable are the white head with black spots and the two black spots along the edge of the body. It is usually found on pines, were you near any? This species was only recorded for the first time in Britian in 1939.
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Four spotted form? The white rim around the edge of the wing cases helps distinguish this as the cream-streaked ladybird
There are pines around on campus and i did walk under them but not sure where i picked it up as it was crawling on my trousers when i got back to the office.
Lat/Lng: 52.023166, -0.707307
OS grid ref: SP887368