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A Plague of Ladybirds?

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Whilst out walking in this unseasonably warm autumnal weather, this member of the Webteam has noticed what might be described as a 'Plague of Ladybirds'.

They appear to have been brought out by the October heatwave.

They were literally everywhere and on everything!

These ladybirds are not the native British two-spot ladybird which has been rapidly reducing in numbers.

They may well be a foreign invader, possibly the 'Harlequin' ladybird which has multiple spots.

Have you seen them too?

We'd love to hear from you.

Drop us a line .... Since this story went live this morning, we have received this comment .....

My car was left parked under a tree for the day whilst I was working and whilst driving home I noticed that the inside of my vehicle was full of them. They were in large numbers in the rubber lining of the car and on every door. I like ladybirds but not in those numbers — my son had to remove them for me. I'm hoping they don't come back. I think they were the European kind but can't be sure — they were red/black and orange colour types. I'd never seen so many in my life.

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