A small brown ladybird with an unusual spot pattern.
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The UK Ladybird Survey mentions heather as the predominant habitat of this ladybird and from your location, this looks likely here.
This is one you really don't see very often, even in heathery areas, but it's very distinctive. Good find. :o)
Thanks! - and yes it is a heathery area away from the coast - I'm guessing it was on it's way somewhere as it flew in and landed on my boot whilst I was having lunch.
A fantastic spot! I'm sure the guys at UK Ladybird Survey would be really pleased with this record - have a look here http://www.ladybird-survey.org/recording.aspx
OK, thanks for the link. I'll do that.
Lat/Lng: 57.326, -5.692
OS grid ref: NG778321