7-spot Ladybird

In the world there are around 5,000 species of ladybird found so far, but here in the UK we have less than 1% of that number, so we need to cherish every single one, perhaps all the more so because they are very beneficial in our farms and gardens as the ladybird larvae eat lots of sap-sucking aphids.

Coccinella 7-punctata

You’ll see plenty now around, especially this classic red and black seven-spot kind which is the most frequently found, seen here on fresh bramble leaves.


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