Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Ladybirds sunbathing

Last Sunday's sunny weather brought out these little characters
 
Photo: Simon Harding
  
They were literally sunbathing.  Insects need to warm up before they can get to operating temperature. 
 
Seven-spot ladybirds are one of the three commonest ladybird species in the UK.  There are about two dozen species and the other most common ones are the pine ladybird (red spots on black and lives on pine trees), the two-spot (black spots on red or red on black) and the 14-spot (yellow and black).

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