Sunday, 12 July 2009


In the space of a few metres along the river, the lifecycle of a ladybird can be seen amongst the nettles:

From nymph:

To pupae:

To adult:

These ladybirds are the invasive harlequin ladybird (succinea form)- thanks to the excellent wild about britain forum with help with the identification.
These ladybirds are believed to be a threat to the UK native species and a survey of how they are spreading can be found at: - Where this small population has been recorded.

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