LADYBIRDS

All the other creepy crawlies and animals that interact with your garden and the countryside
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Placido
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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by Placido » Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 pm

Whilst plucking out the baby hawthorn seedlings on the sunny side of the glen I happened upon a 3-spot ladybird, not a harlequin :).
About 10 mins later there was a 2-spot in almost the exact same place. I thought it was the same one but no, a 2-spot. Couldn't find any more.

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by nuthatch » Mon May 07, 2018 7:08 pm

Well :ladybird: spotted, :ladybird: Placi :nod:

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by Placido » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:39 pm

A real ladybird ! A 4-spot, garbed in the traditional red :).

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:23 pm

Placido wrote:A real ladybird ! A 4-spot, garbed in the traditional red :).
It should be a good year for LBs. Most of my flora has been plastered in aphids for some time and they are top of the menu. :nod:

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by Placido » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:41 am

You'd think so but I posted the above because that's the 1st I've seen since the early May report.
Can't honestly say I've seen a lot of aphids either but haven't been looking especially for them.

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by Placido » Wed May 01, 2019 8:33 am

Just one of those things ........ spotted a black ladybird with a scarlet spot on either wing (deffy not a harlequin) - went indoors to fetch camera, Life got in the way and when I re-emerged the ladybird had gone. Loooong time since I've seen a black lb.
Note: it had been on the lid of the green recycling bin which I thought was appropriate :D.

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Re: LADYBIRDS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed May 01, 2019 8:18 pm

A good spot Placi. For me it seems that a LB spot has become a rare occasion.

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