LADYBIRDS

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby greg » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:06 am

Found a Harlequin in last nights moth trap :)

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Placido » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:15 pm

Oh dear. Disposed of thoughtfully, Greg ??
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby greg » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:45 pm

Placido wrote:Oh dear. Disposed of thoughtfully, Greg ??



No. Although they are not good for our natives, killing any you can find in your garden is not going to dent the population in any way really. :shrug:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Placido » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:25 pm

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This (you have to take my word for it !!) is a juvenile ladybird. This is the best of 3 pix I took - it's on the outside of the kitchen door and very high up so I couldn't take a proper pic.
The temp. was 52F and tomorrow I confidently expect to photograph a Red Admiral :nod:.
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:39 pm

Sorry I can't see the Ladybird :( I think it must be obscured by the toast crumb you had on the lens. :)
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Placido » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:39 pm

I know, I know :rolleyes:. It looks like one of those photos you're supposed to believe is a flying saucer !!
Today it was 58F !!!!!!! Probably too hot for anything to be engaging in physical activity like flying or crawling up back doors.
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby nuthatch » Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:33 pm

:ladybird: This afternoon I rescued ten ladybirds from the mower - they probably would have been alright but I was scurrying about putting them on the strawberries :laugh: :ladybird: :ladybird:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Placido » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:42 pm

Jealous of both ladybirds and strawberries :)
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:47 pm

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While I was Butterfly hunting I came across this little scene. If you enlarge the photo you will see the little brown things are ants and the 7-spot has rocked up to help them keep control of a aphid colony. :ladybird: :ant:
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Postby Placido » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:30 pm

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There must have been 6 - 7 I saw whilst hunting for Solo Sturkling and I have a horrible feeling they are harlequins not ladybirds.
They were almost exclusively on the holly but that was no comfort at all :weep:.
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