Ladybird

Ladybird

Observation - Ladybird . Description: Amongst the several 7-spot Ladybirds on my E. japonicus in sunshine today was this small (~4mm) black ladybird with 4 orange spots. Initially I thought it may be a black form of the widespread 2-spot Ladybird but it seems to have a rim around the edge of

Amongst the several 7-spot Ladybirds on my E. japonicus in sunshine today was this small (~4mm) black ladybird with 4 orange spots. Initially I thought it may be a black form of the widespread 2-spot Ladybird but it seems to have a rim around the edge of the elytra and also comma shaped front spots, so I'm wondering if it may be Pine Ladybird. However there are no Pines in the immediate vicinity although there are some in the Forest of Dean.