Pine Ladybird

Pine Ladybird

Observation - Pine Ladybird - UK and Ireland. Description: This ladybird has shown a sharp increase in North East Essex over the past few years which seems to conincide with an enormous increase in scale insects on ornamental roadside trees. I believe Scale Insects are their principle food source. Last year I wa

This ladybird has shown a sharp increase in North East Essex over the past few years which seems to conincide with an enormous increase in scale insects on ornamental roadside trees. I believe Scale Insects are their principle food source. Last year I watched as they borrowed under the scales shells to attack the insect. We were fortunate to have them over-winter in a euonymous shrub in our garden over the last few years and are to be found in several locations