harlequin ladybirds

harlequin ladybirds

Observation - harlequin ladybirds - UK and Ireland. Description: Large cluster of ladybirds exposed on wall of house while stripping away ivy, showing wide range of colour and spotting shown by this invasive species (including several melanics). There is an interesting current division of territory in our garden, with

Large cluster of ladybirds exposed on wall of house while stripping away ivy, showing wide range of colour and spotting shown by this invasive species (including several melanics). There is an interesting current division of territory in our garden, with the harlequins dominating on buildings and gates, but the (native) seven spots still in command of the undersides of leaves (e.g., especially old raspberry canes).