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Lady Bird Neighbours all 3 found a leaf apart - next to each other ??

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  • All 3 were on our apple tree at the same time a leaf apart.... 3 different species together ??
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,528
    Er, that’s four. Two of them busy making more ladybirds.😀

    There are loads of different ladybirds in UK. See here.

    http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19338

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,461
    I'd say top is a harlequin and the 2 at the bottom are as well. The middle one is a 2 spot. There is a black colour morph for the 2 spot though so the top one could be one as well but it looks a bit wrong to me.
  •  Am I right in thinking that we are not to kill the harlequins now due to the dwindling of our native ones?

    hopefully the ones making ladybirds lay in our garden - thanks for the link pansy :)

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,528
    edited June 2018
    If you click on each photo within the link you will see that there are numerous variations within each type of colouring.

    I know so little about entomology, I just leave things to get on with life. I could be killing an innocent creature out of sheer ignorance.



    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Thanks I feel the same. A few years ago I remember there being something written about trying to stop their spead. Although the red lily beetle doesn't get a warm reception here. Thanks again 
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