Ladybird

Ladybird

Observation - Ladybird - UK and Ireland. Description: Seen on a nettle leaf. I haven't seen this species before, but I think this may be a melanistic form of 2-spot ladybird. Small size, ~4-5mm, what can be seen of the legs in the first photo appear to be black. Forward spot not comma-shaped to rule out P

Seen on a nettle leaf. I haven't seen this species before, but I think this may be a melanistic form of 2-spot ladybird. Small size, ~4-5mm, what can be seen of the legs in the first photo appear to be black. Forward spot not comma-shaped to rule out Pine Ladybird. A typical 2-spot (red, with 2 black spots) was also seen very nearby.