Five-spot Ladybird

Five-spot Ladybird

Observation - Five-spot Ladybird - UK and Ireland. Description: Took my son to play on a shingle bank in the river while on holiday near Aberystwyth last summer, and was very pleased to find a Five-spot Ladybird. It's the first time I've seen this species, which is rare and confined to river shingle habitats in the UK

Took my son to play on a shingle bank in the river while on holiday near Aberystwyth last summer, and was very pleased to find a Five-spot Ladybird. It's the first time I've seen this species, which is rare and confined to river shingle habitats in the UK, although apparently found in a much wider range of habitats on the continent.